Microphlebectomy Varicose Vein Surgery in San Antonio, TX
Varicose and spider veins are issues that trouble many men and women worldwide. Often appearing as thick cords that line the legs, these blue-colored veins are not only unsightly but potentially painful and dangerous.
While there are many options to reduce the appearance of varicose veins, microphlebectomy vein removal surgery is considered one of the most effective options available today. To schedule a microphlebectomy, please call (210) 529-8893 or contact Dr. Vernon Williams online.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are most often hereditary, but a number of other factors may contribute to a case of spider veins or other damaged vein types:
- Excess inactivity
In essence, varicose veins are caused by veins on the surface of the skin losing elasticity and becoming looser. As they become looser, blood flow begins to work in reverse, causing a twisted, cord-like appearance.
This is also what gives varicose and spider veins their blue appearance; the blood that flows throw incorrectly is not oxygenated, and is therefore blue. Varicose veins vary in severity. At their least threatening, they merely appear as “spider webs” of blue veins on the surface of the skin. At their worst, they appear as thick cords that may lead to ulcers and blood clots.
Microphlebectomy Surgical Treatment for Varicose Veins
Many patients seek treatment for varicose veins for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Treatment for varicose veins can include the use of compression stockings in mild cases, but in severe instances, surgery such as a microphlebectomy is typically recommended.
Also known as an ambulatory phlebectomy, microphlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure to remove varicose veins. The general process of this varicose vein surgery is as follows:
- Small “micro-punctures” are made along the length of the vein
- A small device is inserted into each of these punctures to extract the vein and any underlying spider-veins
- The surgery is completed, typically with no need for stitches or sutures
Mild bruising and swelling is to be expected after the surgery, but most normal activities can be resumed a mere 24-hours after the procedure. Typically, compression socks or stocking are also recommended to control blood flow after the procedure.
Find Relief for Varicose Veins
There's no reason to live with unsightly and painful varicose and spider veins. Microphlebectomy surgery for varicose veins is minimally-invasive and features virtually no pain. To schedule a varicose vein consultation, call (210) 529-8893 or contact Dr. Vernon Williams online.
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