Varicose veins are large, bulging veins that can be painful. At Cross County Cardiology – Mount Sinai, we have the expertise to help. Vein doctors often use microphlebectomy to treat varicose veins and their secondary varicosities. We often use this technique together with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation. Using these approaches together can help the treatment work more quickly.
What to Expect
During the procedure, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy or microphlebectomy, the doctor makes several tiny incisions in the skin covering the affected veins.We start by applying a local anesthetic so you don’t feel the pain of the incisions. Then we use a special hook-shaped tool to remove the diseased vein.
After the procedure, we will fit you with medical-grade compression stockings. We will ask you to walk for a few minutes to improve your circulation and promote healing. You may need to wear compression stockings or bandages for one to two weeks after the procedure. Recovery is usually rapid, so within a very short period you can enjoy healthy legs again, free of the traces of varicose veins.