Miniphlebectomy

Miniphlebectomy (Varada method)
Miniphlebectomy is a method of removing varicose veins through small incisions 1-2mm. It is usually carried out in local anaesthetic. The incisions are usually closed with steri strips or sutures. After the procedure bruises may appear. After the wounds heal small marks are left on the skin where the insisions were made.

Indications
Small number of varicose veins.

Contraindications
– serious ilnesses such as cardiac insufficiency
– local skin infections in the inguinal area
– general infections: viral/bacterial
– blood thinning medication

Recovery
Normal activity allowed. Compressive stockings may be required.

Recommendations
Avoiding excessive physical activity, sauna, sun, sun beds, heat for up to 4 weeks after treatment.