We use microphlebectomy to treat larger varicose veins that are too big for laser treatment. It is also known as ambulatory phlebectomy.
This procedure involves making tiny punctures or incisions through which we remove the varicose veins with a tiny hook. The incisions are so small that they will not require any stitches. Patients are able to walk after the procedure and scarring is very minimal.
Is That Bad for the Leg?
Even though we remove a large vein, there are no negative effects on the circulation or blood flow in the leg. After a microphlebectomy, the body simply reroutes the blood to a different vein in the leg. In fact, blood flow will likely improve with the removal of the varicose vein.