Minimal phlebectomy is a technique to remove varicose veins through tiny punctures or minimal skin incisions. It is indicated for the treatment of bulging varicosities that would not respond well to sclerotherapy due to their thickness. Robert Muller, a Swiss dermatologist is largely responsible for its' worldwide popularity.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia in the Optima Vein Care office. Phlebectomy hooks are used to extract the varicose veins through small incisions assuring complete and definite eradication of the veins. The small size of the skin incisions requires no sutures and usually results in little or no scarring. Normal daily activities are resumed immediately, except for strenous exercise. Following the procedure patients will have bandages applied and they will wear compression hose continually for 3 days, then for 10 days only during the day.