For most patients, endovenous laser ablation greatly reduces the size of the varicose veins. On those rare occasions when the varicose veins are unusually extensive and persistently large, an ambulatory phlebectomy (microphlebectomy) may also be necessary. Microphlebectomy is an in-office, minimally invasive procedure that requires only local anesthetic and no sutures. Bulging veins are carefully removed through tiny incisions in the skin. No sutures are required; simply a series of steri-strip bandages. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Since bandages are on your leg you must temporarily limit certain activities such as swimming for a week. Patients also wear compression stockings and visit the doctor a week after the procedure for a follow-up examination.
Most treatments are covered by commercial insurance & Medicare. You can resume your normal routine aﬅer any treatment except for travel 30 days post-treatment on extended flights or car trips.
Microphlebectomy is performed by David Rosen, MD. To learn more please call Advanced Dermatology at 847-459-6400 or contact us to make an appointment.