Microphlebectomy Specialist

Beverly Hills Vein Institute

Ivan Brooks, MD

Vein Ablation Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Westlake Village, CA

Microphlebectomy is an excellent treatment option for medium to large varicose veins. At Beverly Hills Vein Institute in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California, Ivan Brooks, MD, offers this minimally invasive procedure to remove unsightly varicose veins from your legs. If you’re troubled by large varicose veins, call the office or schedule a consultation online today in the Greater Los Angeles area to find out if microphlebectomy is the right treatment for you.

Microphlebectomy Q & A

What is microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove large varicose veins that are close to the surface of your skin. While the procedure removes your veins, it doesn’t affect your circulation, and the incisions are so small that they don’t even need a stitch or suture to close them. 

When is microphlebectomy the best treatment for varicose veins?

Dr. Brooks provides comprehensive consultations to assess your condition and identify the best treatment for your varicose veins. Microphlebectomy is an excellent option if you have medium to large varicose veins close to the surface of your skin. 

Dr. Brooks might also recommend microphlebectomy if you have twisted varicose veins, as he can remove the vein in pieces.

What happens during microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy is a relatively quick procedure. It typically takes less than an hour, and you only need a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. After Dr. Brooks prepares and numbs your skin, he makes a few tiny incisions on your leg that allow him to use a tool that looks like a crochet hook to catch and extract your vein. 

In some cases, Dr. Brooks combines microphlebectomy with endovenous laser ablation to treat the closest point of potential venous reflux and ensure the best outcome for you.

You can return to most of your regular activities and work as soon as your procedure is complete. You should avoid vigorous physical exercise for a week or so. Dr. Brooks might recommend wearing compression stockings for a few weeks after your treatment to support healthy circulation. You might have some mild bruising, but this usually goes away quickly and doesn’t cause discomfort.

What are the benefits of microphlebectomy?

Microphlebectomy provides a wide range of benefits. Not only does the procedure remove unsightly varicose veins, but it doesn’t cause any skin discoloration, and the incisions leave barely noticeable marks on your skin. 

Additionally, it’s minimally invasive and doesn’t require general anesthesia, which significantly reduces your risk of blood loss, infection, or other complications. Microphlebectomy doesn’t disrupt your routine or daily activities. 

Many patients report that had they known microphlebectomy was so simple and effective, they wouldn’t have waited to schedule treatment. 

If you’re interested in microphlebectomy or other varicose vein treatments, call Beverly Hills Vein Institute or make an appointment online.