Microphlebectomy is a procedure used in varicose veins removal when veins are large and ropy. It is often used with radiofrequency or endovenous laser therapy.
The RF or laser seals off the feeding truncal vein, then the microphlebectomy removes the tributary varicose veins. This treatment for varicose veins in the legs involves removing the varicose veins through tiny puncture sites usually no larger than 1-2 millimeters in diameter. It is performed under a local anesthetic. This process is not the same as vein stripping. There are no stitches required and cosmetic results are excellent.