Not to be confused with vein stripping, ambulatory microphlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure used to remove smaller varicose veins or residual veins after a Closure procedure.
With ultrasound guidance, the diseased veins are mapped, marked on the patient’s leg, and the skin is numbed with local anesthesia. At certain points along the vein, small incisions are made either next to or on top of the veins. These incisions are usually around 1 mm and heal naturally without any need for stitches. Once the incisions have been made, a small hook is inserted and used to gently remove the veins.
Your body doesn’t need these little varicose veins. The body simply diverts blood flow to deeper veins and the varicose veins become a problem of the past.