Minimally Invasive Procedure That Removes Larger
- Microphlebectomy, also known as Ambulatory Phlebectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure performed to remove larger, superficial varicose veins. The procedure involves removal of the target vein by creating a tiny incision of only a few millimeters. This procedure can be performed safely and comfortable in the vein clinic using a local anesthetic. Next: About Microphlebectomy
- What to Expect
- -1-1.5 hour office procedure -Target vessels will be reviewed and marked with a skin marker with our patients prior to the procedure -Patients can elect to receive oral sedation type medications -A lidocaine solution will be used to anesthetize the skin, with most patients reporting no discomfort or minor pressure type sensation during the Microphlebectomy portion of the procedure -Typical daily activities may be resumed 24-48 hours following the procedure -Mild bruising and soreness is expected 3-5 days following the procedure usually requiring only over the counter medication such as Tylenol or Motrin Next: Insurance
- Are Microphlebectomy procedures covered by insurance?
- Most phlebectomy procedures are covered by insurance with little to no cost as long as all coverage criteria have been met. As with any procedure, insurance coverage may vary and will be determined before the date of service. Treatment cost and coverage can be discussed with one of our Premier Vein care providers at your free initial consultation.