Microphlebectomy vein treatment, sometimes referred to as an ambulatory phlebectomy, is a minimally invasive way to remove damaged superficial varicose veins. During the vein treatment, tiny micro-punctures are made to allow for the gentle extraction of varicose veins and larger reticular veins using a microphlebectomy instrument, which resembles a small hook. Incisions are often so small that no sutures are necessary.
Microphlebectomy offers excellent results alone or in conjunction with varicose vein laser surgery or sclerotherapy spider vein treatment.
Recovery from Microphlebectomy Treatment
Following Microphlebectomy treatment, patients may experience:
- Tenderness at the extraction site
- Mild bruising
- Minor swelling
It is recommended that for the first 24-hours following Microphlebectomy:
- Legs should be elevated on and off
- Exercise is avoided
- Compression stockings are worn
After the first 24 hours, mild exercise can resume, however heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for one or two weeks. It is recommended that the compression stockings be worn for at least two more weeks or longer, depending on the severity of the vein disorder.
Microphlebectomy and Insurance Coverage
Most insurance companies either fully or partially cover the costs associated with varicose vein treatments based on medical necessity. At the time of consultation, the prescribed treatment, associated costs and payment arrangements including insurance coverage will be discussed in detail. The following is a list of primary insurances accepted at The Skin Center Medical Spa for vein treatment:
- Medical Mutual
- Health America
- United Health Care