What is Microphlebectomy?


Not only are veins noticeable from an aesthetics perspective, in some cases, they have the potential to also lead to more serious health problems like chronic venous insufficiency or deep vein thrombosis.

If you’ve noticed an increase in varicose veins forming on your thighs and legs, you may want to consider a microphlebectomy. This minimally invasive procedure is specifically designed to remove large and medium-sized varicose veins through small incisions made in the leg. Not only is microphlebectomy effective, it’s relatively quick and incredibly safe. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits:

It’s an outpatient procedure.Microphlebectomies are performed as outpatient procedures. Our welcoming, state-of-the-art offices are designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for all of our patients. In most cases, patients only need to take a day or two off of work.

It takes less than an hour. A microphlebectomy usually takes less than an hour to complete. During the procedure, your doctor will make a small incision in your leg. They will then carefully remove the vein, and seal it up using a bandage; in most cases, stitches aren’t even necessary. This process does not impact your circulation at all. The human body is great at adapting and will re-route the blood flow to veins that are deeper in your legs.

There are few restrictions. Some medical procedures require a very specific set of guidelines and qualifications. The majority of individuals who want to undergo microphlebectomy will qualify. In fact, many of our patients tell us they wish they had undergone the process sooner.

If you are tired of living with painful and noticeable varicose veins, contact the team at Alabama Vein Center today. We’ll be happy to meet with you and determine which form of vein treatment best meets your individual needs.

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