Northside Vein Center and Clinic is the leading vein clinic in Chicago performing Microphlebectomy treatment to help reduce and cure varicose and spider veins.

What is the Microphlebectomy Procedure?

Microphlebectomy, sometimes called ambulatory phlebectomy or stab avulsion, is a minimally invasive method of treating small varicose veins. A special instrument is used to remove the vein through tiny incisions that do not usually require stitches and leave minimal scarring. Recent advances have made it possible to perform the procedure using only local anesthesia in a doctor’s office as an outpatient. The incisions typically heal within two weeks.

The Microphlebectomy Procedure

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1. The veins are marked with a skin marker while the patient is standing.

2. The leg is washed with a solution to kill any germs on the skin to prevent infection.

3. Sterile drapes are applied and the skin is numbed with a local anesthetic.

4. Once the area is numb a very small incision is made over the top of the vein.

5. A small instrument is then used to locate the vein and pull it up through the skin. This process is repeated until all of the marked varicose veins are gone.

6. The skin is then cleansed and a small adhesive strip is placed over the incisions.

What Are The Benefits Of Microphlebectomy?

If you are ready to take action against your unwanted varicose veins, Microphlebectomy may be right for you.

  • Minimally invasive
  • No IV, hospital stay, general anesthetic
  • Less than 1 hour treatment
  • You can return to work the next day
  • Performed under local anesthetic
  • Little or no scarring
  • Excellent clinical and cosmetic results

Recovery After A Microphlebectomy

Mild pain can be expected after this procedure. The amount of pain is due, in part, to how many incisions are made and a pain medicine may be prescribed.

Unfortunately, varicose vein disease is not curable. Like many other chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, it requires ongoing care and surveillance after the initial course of treatment gains control. Treatment in the earlier stages helps avert unpleasant complications, and relieve bothersome symptoms.

Is Microphlebectomy Covered By Insurance?

Your insurance company may cover some of your procedure—so check with them before you schedule your consultation. Dr. Summers can answer all of your pricing and financing options at your consultation in the Chicago or Lakeview offices.