Microphlebectomy Procedure in Southwest Louisiana

What is microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, is a minimally-invasive surgical technique used to remove varicose veins. Dr. Fastabend and the team of experts at the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana offer microphlebectomy for patients seeking to improve the symptoms associated with varicose veins.

Why is microphlebectomy used?

Microphlebectomy is the recommended treatment for large surface varicose veins that cannot be effectively treated with sclerotherapy.

Dr. Fastabend may suggest microphlebectomy if you are experiencing symptoms of varicose veins, which includes surface veins that may be:

  • Enlarged
  • Swollen
  • Twisted
  • Bulging
  • Red, blue or flesh-toned in color
  • Appearing on the thighs, back of the calves, or inside of the legs
  • Painful and/or itchy

What does microphlebectomy involve?

Microphlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. Patients should experience little to no discomfort following the procedure, especially if compression stockings are worn as directed. Patients can walk immediately following the procedure and can carry on with normal daily activities except for strenuous exercise and moderate to heavy lifting.

If you are interested in microphlebectomy, visit the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Fastabend is Louisiana’s only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist who exclusively focuses on vein care. Utilizing advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options, Dr. Fastabend offers innovative and results-driven care for the full range of vein problems. Call us today at 337.312.VEIN or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.

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