Do you have questions about getting a microphlebectomy? Dr. Michael Kassouf of VeinMedic can answer some of your most frequently asked questions about microphlebectomy in Brooklyn, and Queens, NY, below.
What Is A Microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy is a treatment that is performed to remove varicose veins and reduce their appearance.
What Does The Procedure Entail?
Microphlebectomy is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis and can be completed in less than an hour. During this procedure, several tiny cuts are made in the skin through which the varicose vein is removed. Your doctor will first identify the veins to be treated to ensure precise removal and to help preserve the health of your surrounding tissue. Tiny incisions will be made in the targeted areas, and a surgical tool will be used to extract the damaged veins section by section. Stitches are rarely required.
Is Microphlebectomy Painful?
A local anesthetic called tumescent is used to numb the area surrounding your vein. You shouldn’t feel any pain, and there is little downtime because this is an outpatient procedure.
What Are The Advantages Of Microphlebectomy In Brooklyn, And Queens, NY?
Microphlebectomy offers several benefits because it is:
- Minimally invasive
- Administered with only local anesthesia
- Often used in combination with EVLT and sclerotherapy
- Convenient because it has a quick recovery time, with almost immediate return to normal daily activity
Will My Vein Come Back?
Unlike some therapies that collapse the vein but leave it in place, microphlebectomy actually removes the vein, so there is no chance of recurrence. Of course, that doesn’t mean you won’t get any more varicose veins in your leg. During your consultation, you can discuss your risk as well as the steps you can take to potentially reduce your risk of developing them in the future.
For more information about microphlebectomy in Brooklyn, and Queens, NY, contact Dr. Kassouf of VeinMedic at (718) 238-0131 to schedule an appointment.