Microphlebectomy also known as Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to remove larger superficial varicose veins. The procedure involves removal of the target vein via a very tiny incision of only a few millimeters. This procedure can safely and comfortably be performed as an in-office procedure using a local anesthetic such as lidocaine.
What to Expect
- 1-1.5 hour office procedure
- Target vessels will be reviewed and marked with a skin marker with our patients prior to the procedure
- Most patients will elect to receive oral sedation type medications
- A lidocaine solution will be used to anesthetize the skin, with most patients reporting no discomfort or minor pressure type sensation during the Microphlebectomy portion of the procedure
- Typical daily activities may be resumed 24-48 hours following the procedure
- Mild bruising and soreness is expected 3-5 days following the procedure usually requiring only over the counter medication such as Tylenol or Motrin