What is a microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy is a technique used to remove certain varicose veins that are still visible after EVLT. EVLT is extremely effective in removing the high pressure venous blood varicose veins. However, in some patients, the veins will still be visible. Microphlebectomy will completely remove the vein wall so that there is no visible vein remaining.
How is the procedure performed?
This is done in the office here at Florida Vein Care Specialists. One millimeter incisions are made in order to introduce a small hook which is used to pull the vein from the tissue completely. Generous amounts of numbing medication are used so that the you will be comfortable throughout the procedure. There are no scars since the incisions are microscopic. The incisions do not require sutures since they are so small.
What can I expect after the procedure?
There may be some minor bruising or soreness. The improvement in cosmetic result is immediate since the vein is being completely removed. There is no recovery. We encourage you to return to your normal activities immediately.
Does insurance cover microphlebectomy?
For the most part, private insurers and Medicare will cover this procedure. We will get authorization from you carrier prior to the procedure.