Are you self-conscious about the way your legs look? You’re not alone — about half of all adults have varicose veins. Most people with them already know that they can be not only unattractive and embarrassing, but painful. Varicose veins are often associated with swelling, skin discoloration, itching and inflammation — and they don’t resolve on their own. In fact, they can often become more painful over time.
Fortunately, there is a relatively new yet effective varicose vein treatment. It’s called microphlebectomy and it eliminates small varicose veins. In this minimally invasive treatment, a tiny 1- to 2-millimeter incision is made in the skin to remove the vein. It is a short, manageable procedure, yet it allows you to quickly treat the frustration and pain of varicose veins. Best of all, you’ll leave with only a small bandage over your incision, and you can return to your regular activities right away. Typically, there is minimal discomfort, and in most cases, you’ll see results immediately!
What to Expect With a Microphlebectomy Procedure
Microphlebectomy treatment for varicose veins is so minimally invasive that you don’t need general anesthesia or stitches. The entire procedure is performed with local anesthesia, causes minimal discomfort and takes typically less than an hour. Even better, after it’s over, you can simply go home and resume your routine. The only thing you have to do post-procedure is wear compression stockings for a few days afterward to speed healing and encourage blood flow. If indicated, at North Shore Vascular we often schedule the microphlebectomy to immediately follow a laser procedure. This saves you several more office visits and out of pocket costs.
Typically, there is minimal discomfort, and excellent results are immediate.
Schedule a Consultation With North Shore Vascular
If you’re interested in learning more about the minimally invasive treatment of microphlebectomy or have questions about microphlebectomy cost, contact North Shore Vascular. If you opt for the procedure, you’ll be seen by Dr. Golan, our board-certified vascular surgeon. Dr. Golan has been treating veins and arteries for more than 30 years and was the first local physician to provide laser treatment for varicose veins. He is not only an expert at performing microphlebectomy — he has trained more than 400 other physicians in his field. When you choose North Shore Vascular, you can be confident you’ll get the results you want — from an experienced, compassionate surgeon.
Come to our specialty practice in Northfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago and experience the best in personalized, professional care today!