Microphlebectomy For Varicose Veins
What is Microphlebectomy?
The Vein Institute of Toronto™
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical method used to remove surface varicose veins in the office by applying tumescent local anesthesia. When we administer tumescent anesthesia, the tissues are flooded with dilute liquid anesthetic and become distended. The large volume of fluid causes vessels to be compressed resulting in minimal bleeding. Here is an overview of what you can expect:
The procedure should take 30 minutes to 1 hour. Afterwards, your leg will be wrapped, and within 24 hours you can be back to your normal activities. You will need to wear compression stockings for 2 – 3 weeks after the procedure, and you should avoid strenuous exercise for 2 weeks.
2% recurrence rate for microphlebectomy one year after treatment
25% recurrence rate for sclerotherapy one year after treatment
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