Microphlebectomy Specialist


Vein & Vascular Specialists Located in Granite Falls, NC and Seeing Patients from Hickory, Morganton, and Lenoir

If you have large, bulging varicose veins, your best treatment option might be microphlebectomy. At Venaflux in Granite Falls, North Carolina, board-certified nurse practitioner Lindsey Castagna, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, and the team offer minimally invasive, in-office microphlebectomy procedures. If you have varicose veins or concerns about other vascular health problems, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today.

Microphlebectomy Q & A

What is microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove large, bulging varicose veins near the surface of your skin. In addition to eliminating the appearance of varicose veins, microphlebectomy can also relieve such symptoms as:

  • Aching or throbbing legs
  • Leg heaviness or fatigue
  • Skin discoloration
  • Venous ulcers
  • Leg swelling

Your provider might combine microphlebectomy with other treatments to restore your vascular health. 

Am I a good candidate for microphlebectomy?

The team at Venaflux Vein and Vascular Solutions provides thorough exams before recommending any treatment for varicose veins. They usually recommend microphlebectomy for large, bulging, or twisted varicose veins. 

Other treatments such as sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation might be more appropriate for smaller veins.

What happens during microphlebectomy?

The team at Venaflux Vein and Vascular Solutions performs microphlebectomy as an in-office procedure. Your provider marks your veins that will be removed and then your leg is cleansed and a local anesthetic is injected.

When you’re ready, your provider makes a small puncture incision near your varicose vein. Then, they use a slender hook instrument to pull the varicose vein out of your body. Depending on the size of your varicose vein, your provider might need to remove the vein in pieces. 

The team can remove several varicose veins during the same appointment. When your procedure is complete, they place steri-strips over your incisions, cover with gauze, and put on a compression wrap.

How should I take care of my legs after microphlebectomy?

You can return to most of your regular activities immediately following your phlebectomy. You need to wear compression stockings for at least a week. Compression stockings support healthy circulation by helping to push blood back up to your heart and lungs.

You should get up and walk around for 5-10 minutes every hour, but avoid strenuous activity until you have a follow-up appointment and your provider confirms that it’s safe. 

Call Venaflux Vein and Vascular Solutions today or make an appointment online to learn more about microphlebectomy and whether it’s the right solution to treat your varicose veins.