Treatment for Varicose Veins
Microphlebectomy is the removal of varicose vein clusters. (Using ambulatory phlebectomy)
After the venous closure procedure of the saphenous vein, we recommend the removal of clusters of varicose veins. We use the most modern technique that leads to no scars. After the surgery you will be able to return to work on the following day. If you have many clusters of varicose veins on your legs, these are done in multiple sessions, two to three weeks apart. We only do surgery on one leg at a time. The procedure needed for this condition is called multiple stab phlebectomies of the varicose veins.
This procedure is done on the same-day basis at the hospital or the surgi-center, and is done under local anesthesia with sedation. After the procedure is done, you will be left with 10-20 small punctures from where the varicosities were removed. No sutures are used. These tiny micro-incisions are covered with a clear plastic sheet that remains for 10 days. The leg is wrapped with a bandage that is usually removed after 24 hours. The patient is instructed to start walking the same day, and to elevate the leg at night time using a pillow. The day after the procedure, the patient will be instructed to come to the office to have the bandage removed. The clear plastic sheet on the incisions should be left undisturbed; this allows the patient to take a shower.
There may be some minor bruising related to the Microphlebectomy procedure, which can take 3 to 4 weeks to clear. We strongly recommend that the patients wear compression stockings on a regular basis and continue to perform calf exercises. One can resume normal activities on the day after the surgery. High impact aerobic activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.
Located in Hamilton Square, New Jersey, the Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center provides the highest possible level of treatment. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad is a board certified vascular surgeon that specializes in vascular and thoracic surgery. For more information on vein treatment, schedule a consultation today!