Varicose veins are caused by improper blood flow, resulting in veins that can be enlarged and/or twisted. The darker and sometimes-painful veins can affect your physical appearance, (often in your lower extremities), and there’s a chance of issues like ulcers.
Phlebectomy is the removal of varicose veins through skin incisions about 3 mm in size. It was originally developed to improve VEIN STRIPPING SCARRING outcomes in the mid-twentieth century and to solve sclerotherapy treatment limitations.
Phlebectomy techniques are most commonly used to address side branch (semicirculatory) varicose veins, as well as varicose veins on body areas like:
Phlebectomy was and is tolerated well, usually allowing most patients to return to their normal daily activities immediately after the procedure in an outpatient clinic setting like at IN VEIN.
Dr. Smalling will work with you through your phlebectomy journey, answering any question that you have.