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 with removing them by microphlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy. Tiny 1-2mm micro incisions are made 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 relaxant 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.
The decision to perform microphlebectomy vs. Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is frequently a judgement that balance patient’s goals and sensitivities. In many cases, the microphlebectomy offers the best cosmetic result.
Why Choose Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center?
We are a dedicated vein center offering vein care not seen anywhere else in Central Florida. Our physicians, Dr. John D. Horowitz and Dr. Harry Agis are two of only a few hundred physicians in the country who are Diplomats of the American Board of Venous Lymphatic Medicine.
At Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center, 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 are here for you.
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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.
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