Microphlebectomy Procedure In Central Florida
For many patients with varicose veins, EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment) may decrease the pressure feeding varicose veins, but it does not directly resolve them. In some cases, enlarged branch varicosities are best treated by removing them by microphlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy.
How Does Microphlebectomy Work?
The procedure is performed by making a tiny 1-2mm micro-incision and the vein is teased out with a small hook. It is then divided and removed. The incisions are so small that stitches are not needed to close them. They heal with excellent cosmetic results with only a butterfly closure.
The procedure is done in the office with some oral relaxants and local anesthesia. It takes about one hour and the recovery is minimally painful. There may be some minor bruising.
Immediately following the microphlebectomy, the enlarged, bulging vein is gone! Microphlebectomy is then followed by ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for residual branches that are not big enough for microphlebectomy.
Microphlebectomy Before & After Photos
Why Choose CF Vein?
We are a dedicated vein center offering vein care for vein diseases and risk factors not seen anywhere else in Central Florida. Dr. John D. Horowitz of CF Vein is one of only a few hundred physicians in the country who are Diplomats of the American Board of Venous Lymphatic Medicine.
With our patient consultations, we like to keep our patients fully informed during the entire process. From first contact seeking information about our services, all the way through your corrective procedures & beyond – we value patient education.
Schedule a Micophlebectomy Procedure Consultation
Have you been considering minimally invasive vein treatment? Call us today at 407-293-5944 or 352-561-2800 to set up your consultation. The vascular physicians in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center can help answer your questions and decide what treatment option would be best for you.
What’s The Difference Between Microphlebectomy and Sclerotherapy?
The decision to perform microphlebectomy vs. Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is frequently a judgment that balances the patient’s goals and sensitivities. In many cases, the microphlebectomy offers the best cosmetic result.
Is Microphlebectomy The Same As Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Yes, microphlebectomy and ambulatory phlebectomy are the same thing.
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