Microphlebectomy throughout Michigan

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Safe, Painless Varicose Vein Removal

If you suffer from painful varicose veins or even find yourself changing your wardrobe because you’re worried about how your afflicted veins make your legs look, you’ll be happy to know varicose vein treatment is now easier than ever. 

Medical research has led to new breakthroughs in the treatment of varicose veins that are less invasive, carry fewer risks, and are more effective. Patients can now get relief from the pain of varicose veins without having to undergo painful surgery.

Our vein specialist and cardiologist Dr. Zmily provides highly effective and safe varicose vein treatments like microphlebectomy to treat problematic or painful veins. Our professionals at Suburban Vein Center are proud to offer Michigan patients in Detroit, Rochester, Taylor, Troy, and the surrounding areas this revolutionary treatment so they can show off their beautiful, pain-free legs once again. 

What is microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, is a medical procedure used to remove large surface or medium-sized varicose veins. It’s often performed in conjunction with endovenous ablation to permanently relieve the symptoms of varicose veins and improve the appearance of your legs. 

Dr. Zmily may recommend this treatment if your varicose veins:

  • Appear large or protruding 
  • Have altered the texture or color of your skin
  • Create pain or discomfort for the patient
  • Put you at risk of serious issues like blood clotting or ulcers
  • Are too big or small to treat with other vein procedures

Benefits of Microphlebectomy

In the past, patients suffering from varicose veins only had one treatment option, and that was to undergo surgery to remove the affected veins from the legs. This surgery, called vein “stripping”, has many associated risks, including infection, heavy bleeding, nerve injury, and more. Some patients even report seeing new varicose veins appear months after the operation.

Microphlebectomy is a highly recommended treatment due to its many benefits: 

  • It’s minimally invasive
  • It requires little downtime, so you can return to your daily activities after the procedure
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Long-term results without visible scarring
  • Performed on an outpatient basis
  • Doesn’t require sedation

Microphlebectomy Process

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure designed to stop the blood flow to abnormal or damaged veins though a simple, painless procedure. This outpatient procedure is commonly done in a doctor’s office within one hour

After cleaning and numbing the site, Dr. Zmily will create a series of small incisions in the skin around the vein, which will give your vein specialist access to the malfunctioning veins that need to be removed. The incision is no bigger than half the size of the tip of your pinky. 

This procedure requires no sedation, as it can be done under local anesthetic, which means you’ll be conscious during the procedure, feel no pain, and be able to return to your regularly scheduled activities afterward. 

Microphlebectomy usually follows venous ablation therapy, which will seal off the vein so that it can be removed. Dr. Zmily will use specialized instruments to remove the surface level varicose veins in small sections through the tiny incisions without leaving a scar behind. By the end of the procedure, the vein is completely gone. 

This treatment doesn’t require sutures – you’ll leave the doctor’s office with only small bandages placed over the incision. 

Aftercare for Microphlebectomy

While you’re allowed to go back to normal activities a day after the operation, you’ll need to wear compression stockings for at least two weeks following the surgery to prevent blood clots from developing in the leg. We highly encourage walking around after your procedure. Walking allows the leg muscles to contract, reduces the risk of blood clots, and helps you recover faster. 

Dr. Zmily may also recommend additional tips to help shorten your recovery time: 

  • Stay hydrated to help with your blood pressure and circulatory system.
  • Walk at least 30 minutes a day during the first week after your procedure to help facilitate rapid recovery. Or, take several short walks daily
  • Eat lean protein rich with collagen to help your skin heal.
  • No strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours following your procedure. Depending on how you feel, moderate workouts can be done after two to three days but you’ll need to wait at least a week for strenuous workouts. 
  • Elevate your legs during sleep or a couple of times a day for the first week. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover How to Relieve Leg & Ankle Pain Today

With advancements in technology, Suburban Vein Center offers microphlebectomy as a minimally invasive, painless solution to problematic veins. If you’re in the Detroit, Rochester, Taylor, Troy, and surrounding Michigan areas seeking relief from leg and ankle pain, or you can’t stand the appearance of your varicose veins, our vein specialist can help. 

If you’d like to learn more about this revolutionary treatment or to schedule a free vein exam with Dr. Zmily, call our Michigan office at (248) 480-0368 or fill out our convenient online contact form located at the bottom of this page.

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