|Ambulatory microphlebectomy involves the actual removal
of surface varicose veins and their branches through a series
of very small puncture incisions with specialized hooks and
clamps. This is done under local anesthesia in the office.
Ambulatory microphlebectomy may be used in conjunction
with endovenous laser ablation of the great or small
saphenous veins. There is minimal to no scarring with this
technique as the incisions are very small, typically 1mm.
Because the vein is completely removed, the result is
immediate and recurrence unlikely.
Complications are rare in the hands of an experienced
Most patients do NOT need pain medication. Patients may
stand and walk immediately. They may often return to work on
the day following surgery. Strenuous activity is limited for 2