What kind of anesthesia is used during Microphlebectomy?

Will I be put under? What is typically used for pain?

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Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on May 08, 2018

I perform these in my office under local anesthetic. No sedation. Limited restrictions for a few days. Most of my patients take Tylenol ES for any discomfort and wear a compression hose for a week. Some hospital based doctors perform these in a surgery center setting which increases risks and definitely increased the cost to you.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

I perform these in my office under local anesthetic. No sedation. Limited restrictions for a few days. Most of my patients take Tylenol ES for any discomfort and wear a compression hose for a week. Some hospital based doctors perform these in a surgery center setting which increases risks and definitely increased the cost to you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The anesthesia which is used for microphlebectomy is called tumescent anesthesia which makes the tissues swell like skin of orange peel.This is a mixture of Saline, Sodium Bicarbonate and Lidocaine with Epinephrine. You do not need to be put under for this procedure. It can be safely performed under tumescent anesthesia.

Answered by Mid-Atlantic Institute of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (View Profile)

The anesthesia which is used for microphlebectomy is called tumescent anesthesia which makes the tissues swell like skin of orange peel.This is a mixture of Saline, Sodium Bicarbonate and Lidocaine with Epinephrine. You do not need to be put under for this procedure. It can be safely performed under tumescent anesthesia.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Aug 20, 2010

Microphlebectomy is usually done with local anesthesia or tumescent anesthesia. There is usually no need for general anesthesia and post procedure, tylenol or advil is usually sufficient.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Microphlebectomy is usually done with local anesthesia or tumescent anesthesia. There is usually no need for general anesthesia and post procedure, tylenol or advil is usually sufficient.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Feb 24, 2010

Ambulatory microphlebectomy is done under local anesthesia, typically lidocaine. It is safe and very effective. Some patients might have some discomfort the next 2-3 days. It is minimla and does not requiere more than few tablets of Tylenol.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

Ambulatory microphlebectomy is done under local anesthesia, typically lidocaine. It is safe and very effective. Some patients might have some discomfort the next 2-3 days. It is minimla and does not requiere more than few tablets of Tylenol.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Angelo N. Makris MD

Published on Feb 23, 2010

I typically perform microphlebectomy using a tumescent (local) anesthesia and it is well tolerated.

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

I typically perform microphlebectomy using a tumescent (local) anesthesia and it is well tolerated.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


HealthQare Associates of Northern Virginia

Published on Feb 23, 2010

Different offices have different protocols for anesthesia. In my office, we use moderate sedation ( fentanyl and versed ) in addition to local anesthesia ( Lidocaine)

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Answered by HealthQare Associates of Northern Virginia

Different offices have different protocols for anesthesia. In my office, we use moderate sedation ( fentanyl and versed ) in addition to local anesthesia ( Lidocaine)

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Feb 23, 2010

Local anesthesia. It is very well tolerated, with minimal pain with placement of the anesthesia.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Local anesthesia. It is very well tolerated, with minimal pain with placement of the anesthesia.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinSolutions - Edina

Published on Feb 23, 2010

We typically use oral sedation and local anesthesia.

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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

We typically use oral sedation and local anesthesia.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Usually, local anesthetic if done in one of our offices. The dosage is based on body weight against the drug label. Lidocaine is our choice along the vein track in combination with our mini instruments.

Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

Usually, local anesthetic if done in one of our offices. The dosage is based on body weight against the drug label. Lidocaine is our choice along the vein track in combination with our mini instruments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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