Microphlebectomy, or stab avulsion phlebectomy, is a procedure to treat varicose veins.
This surgical technique removes varicose veins through tiny incisions, giving people improved blood circulation and relief from the symptoms associated with varicose veins.
What is microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy is typically performed on an outpatient basis, so people return home on the same day. You are usually given local anesthesia to numb the area around the varicose veins. Your vascular surgeon typically completes the procedure in four steps:
- Marking the varicose veins on the skin's surface to guide the incisions
- Making tiny, puncture-like incisions along the marked veins
- Using special hooks to remove the targeted varicose veins through the tiny incisions
- Covering the incisions with small adhesive strips for healing
Benefits of microphlebectomy
Microphlebectomy offers several advantages, including being less invasive, having a high success rate and a quick recovery, and improving the appearance of the legs to boost self-confidence.
Recovery and aftercare
Following microphlebectomy, you may experience mild bruising, swelling or discomfort, which usually resolves within a few weeks.
Compression stockings may be recommended to promote healing and reduce swelling. It is crucial to follow your vascular specialist’s post-procedure instructions, which may include avoiding extended periods of standing or sitting and engaging in light physical activity to aid circulation.
Potential risks and complications
While microphlebectomy is generally safe, there are potential risks associated with any surgical procedure. These risks may include infection, bleeding, nerve damage and scarring. However, the occurrence of serious complications is rare.
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