Microphlebectomy is commonly performed on medium to large (surfaced) varicose veins. A minimally invasive procedure, microphlebectomy uses small (needle like) incisions to remove the dysfunctional vein, eliminating painful and cosmetically unpleasant varicosities.
Although this procedure eradicates the enlarged vein, there is no effect on the overall blood flow and circulation of the impacted leg. Microphlebectomy is performed in office. As a minimally invasive procedure, it allows patients to return to their daily routines quicker and offers immediate relief to prior pain associated with enlarged varicose veins.
With all medical procedures, there is potential for side effects or post-treatment symptoms. Although rare with a microphlebectomy procedure, bruising, skin discoloration, swelling, and minor discomfort in the lower extremities may occur. Veins that are treated using Microphlebectomy techniques will not resurface, however new varicose veins may arise contingent on the origin.