Boost your confidence with fast, permanent varicose vein removal
Varicose veins are the unsightly, twisted bulges that typically appear on the legs and ankles. While aging, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain and long hours spent standing are the usual culprits, your genetics can also pre-dispose you to develop these swollen and often painful veins, which occur when damaged valves allow blood to collect in veins below the surface of the skin. At False Creek Healthcare, we offer microphlebectomy in our Vancouver facility to surgically remove varicose veins.
About Eva Vein: Our partners in vein care
The EVA vein care team has over 35 years of collective experience in medical practice. Their board-certified physicians are sub-specialty fellowship-trained in interventional radiology. Eva Vein Care is renowned for its leading-edge vein therapies and high standard of patient care.
What is Microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy (Also known as ambulatory phlebectomy or stab avulsion) is a safe, fast, minimally invasive procedure that can eliminate painful varicose veins and help your legs to look their best.
What happens during a Microphlebectomy?
First, you’ll have a consultation with our experienced, board-certified vascular surgeon to determine whether you are a good candidate for microphlebectomy, and to discuss your concerns and expectations.
During the procedure, your physician will use a local anaesthetic at the treatment area and make a series of tiny incisions before removing the damaged vein. Instead of stitches, a small piece of adhesive tape is usually enough to close and heal the incisions. You can walk and return to normal activities immediately after the surgery, with the exception of any strenuous exercise and heavy lifting.
- Safe, effective varicose vein treatment
- Permanent removal of problem veins
- Immediate results & rapid healing
- No general anaesthesia or overnight stays
- Minimal downtime & discomfort
- No stitches required
The microphlebectomy procedure usually leaves imperceptible puncture marks on the treated area. You will also need to wear a bandage or compression stocking for a brief period after the surgery, but most patients report very little post-operative pain or discomfort. Any minor bruising, redness, swelling or irritation should disappear within several days to a few weeks.
This safe, effective procedure surgically removes unwanted veins, so the results are immediate and permanent. Your legs will also begin to look smoother and more youthful as the bruising or redness fades. While microphlebectomy eliminates individual veins, the procedure can’t change your tendency to develop new varicose veins over time.
Preparing for microphlebectomy
Your physician will provide detailed instructions to ensure that you are properly prepared for a microphlebectomy. Patients are typically asked not to shave or apply lotion to their legs for 24 hours before the surgery. You should wear loose, comfortable clothing or a pair of shorts. You will also receive guidelines on whether you need to avoid certain medications or supplements before and after your procedure.
Am I a candidate for microphlebectomy?
During a one-on-one consultation, our surgeons will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for microphlebectomy. Typically, good candidates are non-smokers who have:
- Good health and a stable body weight
- Realistic expectations for the procedure
- Large, raised or bulging veins
- Painful veins that throb or swell
- The ability to walk on their own
- No active rashes or infections
Why have microphlebectomy at False Creek Healthcare?
Our renowned vascular surgeons have successfully performed many microphlebectomies. Every one of our physicians has years of experience and a commitment to excellence. Our modern facility and patient-centred philosophy will ensure you have a positive, rewarding experience at every turn. Let us help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.
If you’re ready to explore your surgical needs with our board-certified vascular surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation, your patient care coordinator will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Your goals
- Potential risks and complications