Does microphlebectomy require a longer recovery time than endovenous ablation techniques?

Do the incisions take longer to heal?

Answers from doctors (5)


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Sep 13, 2010

Both endovenous ablation and microphlebectomies recovery times are minimum and incisions heal quickly. For both procedures most patients should be back to most routine activities within three days.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Both endovenous ablation and microphlebectomies recovery times are minimum and incisions heal quickly. For both procedures most patients should be back to most routine activities within three days.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialists

Published on Oct 30, 2009

Yes the recovery is slightly longer, primarily related to the incisions, although we often use steri strips to close the very small incisions.

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Answered by Vein Specialists

Yes the recovery is slightly longer, primarily related to the incisions, although we often use steri strips to close the very small incisions.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Oct 30, 2009

No and no. The same as ablation.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

No and no. The same as ablation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinSolutions - Edina

Published on Oct 29, 2009

We typically do phlebectomies and ablation at the same time. It does
take the patient a little longer to recover that way versus having the
ablation alone. The reason for that is the multiple stabs over the
surface of the leg.

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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

We typically do phlebectomies and ablation at the same time. It does
take the patient a little longer to recover that way versus having the
ablation alone. The reason for that is the multiple stabs over the
surface of the leg.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Angelo N. Makris MD

Published on Oct 29, 2009

There is no significant difference in recovery time. The incisions are 2 to 3 mm in length and don't require a stitch. They heal extremely fast.

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

There is no significant difference in recovery time. The incisions are 2 to 3 mm in length and don't require a stitch. They heal extremely fast.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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