As treatments for varicose veins have developed significantly over the years, more vein treatments are becoming less invasive. Although many specialists rely on vein stripping, ambulatory microphlebectomy has become a newer and improved way to treat painful varicose veins, reducing the recovery time and incisions needed to treat them. At Vein Center of North Texas, our vein specialists will work with you to provide you with the best treatment options possible and help you remove those varicose veins for good.
How is Ambulatory Microphlebectomy Performed?
An ambulatory microphlebectomy removes superficial varicose veins in the legs and calves by using small incisions in the skin. This procedure can treat both asymptomatic and symptomatic varicose veins and is considered the best option for bulging veins close to the skin’s surface. As a minimally invasive procedure, an ambulatory microphlebectomy is performed by removing sections of the varicose veins, leaving functioning veins intact to allow the body to heal quicker than ever before.
While vein stripping removes the varicose vein entirely, ambulatory microphlebectomy is considered a more conservative surgical measure, as it improves on this process by reducing the amount of vein removed entirely and uses local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia for easier recovery time. Once the varicose vein sections are removed, compression stockings and bandages are applied to the area to ensure proper healthy blood flow and reduced swelling. Following the vein surgical procedure, it is recommended that patients resume their normal activities, but avoid heavy lifting, keep their legs clean and dry for at least five days during recovery, and take anti-inflammatory medication to reduce any signs of pain and swelling.
Is An Ambulatory Microphlebectomy Right For Me?
At Vein Center of North Texas, we will work with you to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your symptoms regarding your varicose veins. Our physicians may provide conservative measures first, including compression socks and exercise, as a way to address the issues firsthand. If conservative measures are unable to provide pain relief, then our specialists can provide other forms of treatment for your varicose veins, including:
- Vein Stripping: For drastic removal of varicose veins, vein stripping involves surgically removing and destroying veins completely rather than partially, especially veins that appear below the superficial skin layers
- EVLT Treatment: Instead of stripping or cutting the vein, EVLT treatment works to remove varicose veins through laser heat instead of injectable foam to remove varicose veins.
- Varithena Varicose Treatment: For a non-surgical solution, Varithena works with a specific injectable foam to reduce and remove varicose veins without incisions.
- Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy: Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy works to address varicose and spider veins causing pain by using ultrasound technology to guide treatment.
All of these vein treatment options are available at Vein Center of North Texas. Under the guidance of our specialists, we will work with you to find the most effective treatment for treating your varicose veins. For more information, call our vein center today to schedule an appointment and see why we’re the best in the area.