In the past, patients suffering from varicose veins only had one treatment option, and that is to undergo surgery to remove the affected veins from the legs. This surgery, which is called vein “stripping”, has many risks including the risk of infection, allergic reaction to anesthesia, and risk of heavy blooding, among others. Some patients even report seeing new varicose veins appear months after the operation.
Luckily, medical research has led to new breakthroughs in the treatment of varicose veins that are less invasive and carry fewer risks. As such, treatments are now safer and more effective, giving patients the option to get relief from the pain of having spider veins without having to undergo painful surgery.
One of the safer options for varicose patients is Microphlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy. Microphlebectomy is a medical procedure that is used to remove large surface or medium-sized varicose veins. It is often done in conjunction with endovenous laser ablation to permanently relieve the symptoms of varicose veins and improve the appearance of your legs. It is the preferred treatment when the varicose veins to be removed are too big or too small to treat with other varicose vein procedures.