Reprinted from “Inside Radiology”, A Quarterly Review from Mid-South Imaging & Therapeutics, P.A., Fall 2000

Microphlebectomy is the removal of superficial veins through very small incisions.  The incisions are so small in fact they do not need a stitch.  After a small nick is made in the skin the superficial veins are removed with the use of a small tool.  This results in an improved cosmetic appearance, minimizes thrombophlebitis and aids in healing and recovery.