Vein Procedures

Microphlebectomy - Vein Specialists of the Carolinas

What is Microphlebectomy?

  • Removes large bulging varicose veins that look like twisty ropes on your legs
  • Replaces the older “ambulatory phlebectomy” that left numerous permanent scars

How Is A Microphlebectomy Done?

The technique involves numbing the skin and tissues around the veins. A very small incision or puncture is made. The vein is grasped by a very small hook and simply extracted from the incision. After the numbing, the only thing you feel is some tugging.

Microphlebectomy Aftercare

Bandages and compression garments are applied after the procedure. At home you need to keep your legs elevated for several hours. The compression garments need to be worn for 48 hours day and night. Regular activities can be resumed after the first day. Tylenol and advill are usually all that is needed for pain

Microphlebectomy Advantages

  • The incisions are so small they do not require stitches or leave scars.  
  • Does not leave a large firm red tender knot at the site (phlebitis)
  • Does not leave a brown stain that may take months to go away

Some vein doctors do not offer microphlebectomy

Insurance companies will cover microphlebectomy as a secondary procedure after the underlying saphenous vein reflux has been corrected, but rarely as a stand-alone procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

If you think you may need a Microphlebectomy, call 704-544-5245 to schedule a consultation with Vein Specialists of the Carolinas. We serve Charlotte, Gastonia, and surrounding areas in North Carolina.

Microphlebectomy Charlotte | Gastonia NC

Microphlebectomy Charlotte | Gastonia NC

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