All About MicroPhlebectomy

Clusters of varicose veins on the legs look unsightly and can be extremely uncomfortable. Varicose vein treatment can fix this problem. While vein closure procedures such as Endovenous Laser Treatment can often help this condition, they may not be enough. Micro phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that takes an extra step to eliminate the appearance of bulging vein problems.


What should Hamilton Square, NJ patients know about Microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy is a vein treatment option that removes clusters of varicose veins. This helps to improve the leg’s appearance and make the patient feel more comfortable. The procedure is minimally invasive and leaves no lasting marks, keeping your legs free of unsightly scars or blemishes.

Undergoing microphlebectomy involves eight to ten small punctures. These small holes are used to remove the diseased vein in tiny segments. In most cases the target area is treated with a local anesthetic, allowing for a virtually pain-free experience. Because of this procedure’s minimally invasive nature, most patients are able to return to work the next day and do not require a lengthy recovery period.

Some patients undergo more than one microphlebectomy session, particularly if they have varicosities on both legs. Many doctors will only perform this procedure on one leg at a time. After your procedure the punctures will be covered with a clear plastic sheet. This sheet remains on the leg for 10 days, protecting the punctures and allowing you to shower. Your leg will also be wrapped in an ace bandage, which will be removed after 24 hours.

Micro Phlebectomy and Conservative Treatments

At the Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center, Dr. Ahmad often encourages patients to supplement their microphlebectomy procedure with forms of conservative treatment. These non-surgical forms of vein disease treatment focus on lifestyle changes that lead to healthier veins. When used in conjunction with microphlebectomy patients usually experience better outcomes.

A popular form of conservative treatment that is often coupled with micro phlebectomy is wearing compression stockings. When worn on a regular basis these stockings encourage healthy blood flow. By providing helpful pressure on the ankle and calves, compression stocking helps blood move against gravity and back towards the heart, reducing backpressure and lowering the risk of additional varicose veins.

Dr. Ahmed also recommends that micro phlebectomy patients engage in regular calf exercises. These exercises help strengthen the calf muscles. Stronger muscles in the calves give blood an additional push to help it flow back to the heart, further improving circulation and vein health.

Working with a vein center

In order to undergo microphlebectomy or any other minimally invasive varicose vein treatment, you must first find a varicose vein center in your area. We invite Hamilton Square, NJ residents to consider our center as an option when choosing a place to undergo treatment. Our facility is equipped with latest technology to help ensure your vein treatment experience is a positive one. We strive to provide the personal care that every patient deserves to make sure you are well taken care of while at our center.

Unsightly varicose veins are frustrating, particularly if they remain after undergoing an initial vein treatment procedure. Microphlebectomy offers a solution. With this treatment option your remaining varicosities can be eliminated quickly, safely, and without any unnecessary discomfort.

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

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