If you are experiencing a vascular condition like varicose veins, you know how uncomfortable it can make you feel at times. First of all, you have the symptoms to contend with. They can include things like itching and burning. There can also be some numbness and tingling, and many people experience swelling around the ankles and in the lower legs. Or course, they can be painful as well. Secondly, they can hurt your self-esteem because of the impact they have on your appearance. When they are visible through the skin, they look like large blue streaks that often bulge out. If this sounds like your situation, consider a mini-phlebectomy procedure.
It is important to understand that venous treatment is not one-size-fits-all. The right course of action for you can best be determined after an evaluation that includes checking your vascular condition and reviewing your medical history. The size of the vessels that need to be removed can be a factor in determining the right treatment method as well.
Sclerotherapy is often done to remove problematic veins. However, this may not be feasible in all conditions, such as with larger veins. Mini-phlebectomy may be a better choice in these situations. The procedure is done by making very tiny incisions above the vein that is to be removed. A small hook is then inserted into the vessel through the incision. This hook removes the vein. Since the vein will collapse, even relatively large ones can be removed through very small incisions. In fact, the incisions are so small that no stitches are required.
Mini-phlebectomy procedures are much less invasive than the traditional vein stripping surgery that requires a hospital stay. Mini-phlebectomy treatments are done in the comfort of our office. Patients can immediately return home after it is complete.
Advantages that are provided by having a mini-phlebectomy procedure include the avoidance of surgery. If you want a way to alleviate the pain and negative appearance associated with varicose veins, you should ask our specialist at Canada Vein Clinics for more detail regarding how a mini-phlebectomy treatment could be of benefit, based on your current condition. You may find that you will receive the same benefits of surgery without having to endure the risks, downtime or discomfort associated with it.
Canada Vein Clinics has locations in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Kawartha Lakes, Halifax, Dartmouth and Moncton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for mini-phlebectomy.