Microphlebectomy for Varicose Veins


A Microphlebectomy is an available Varicose Vein Treatments in Beaver, Butler and Cranberry Township, PA

After the largest veins are closed with in office with radiofrequency vein ablation treatment, Microphlebectomy is the next step in varicose vein treatment in Butler. Superficial veins which are varicose veins near the skin surface are too big to treat with sclerotherapy and are too small to close with laser treatment of varicose veins.

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Microphlebectomy treatment benefits include:

  • No down time

  • Usually covered by insurance

  • No need for hospital admission

  • Treatment of medium sized veins are minimally invasive

  • Only local numbing needed for anesthesia

  • Minimally invasive treatment

  • Little to no scarring

In Beaver, Burtler and Cranberry, Microphlebectomy treatments are performed in our state- of- the- art surgical suite by board-certified surgeon, Tim Kavic, MD.

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Treatment Information

Ambulatory phlebectomy, is the gold treatment for medium sized varicose veins. It is a minimally invasive procedure to treat damaged superficial varicose veins. Incisions can be so small that no stitches are even needed.

After Treatment…some patients may experience…

  • need to wear compression stockings

  • minor swelling and bruising locally

  • elevation the first day as much as possible

  • avoid heavy lifting for 2 weeks

Is Microphlebectomy Safe?

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to treat varicose veins, which are swollen and twisted veins that usually occur in the legs. The procedure involves making small incisions through which the varicose veins are removed using specialized instruments.

Like any medical procedure, microphlebectomy does carry some risks. However, the procedure is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. Complications are rare but may include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, scarring, or blood clots.

To reduce the risk of complications, it is important to follow the surgeon’s instructions before and after the procedure. Patients are typically advised to avoid certain medications, stop smoking, and wear compression stockings to improve circulation and reduce swelling. It is also important to notify the surgeon of any underlying medical conditions or medications that may increase the risk of complications.

Overall, microphlebectomy is a safe and effective treatment option for varicose veins. It is minimally invasive, produces minimal scarring, and has a relatively short recovery time compared to traditional surgical procedures. However, like any medical treatment, it should be approached with caution and after thorough consultation with a qualified healthcare professional.

How To Prepare For Microphlebectomy? 

To prepare for microphlebectomy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat varicose veins, patients should:

Schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss their medical history and any medications they are taking.

Follow any pre-operative instructions provided by the surgeon, such as fasting or stopping certain medications.

  • Arrange for a ride home from the hospital or surgical center, as patients may be groggy from anesthesia.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on the day of the procedure.
  • Arrange for time off work or other responsibilities to allow for rest and recovery.
  • Purchase any compression stockings or other post-operative supplies as recommended by the surgeon.
  • Follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to reduce the risk of complications and promote a successful recovery.

Insurance Coverage for Microphlebectomies

As long as it is medically necessary, Vein procedures including mcrophlebectomies are covered by most insurances. Below are a partial list of the most common insurance companies accepted by our clinic as in network:

  • Highmark/BCBS

  • Medicare

  • Anthem/BCBS

  • Cigna

  • Medical Mutual

  • Aetna

  • Health America

  • Tricare

  • United Health Care

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