What is the recovery and post-operative care like after microphlebectomy?

What is the length of recovery?

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Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Sep 07, 2010

After microphlebectomy there is minimal recovery. The procedure is done under tumescent anesthesia which gives anesthesia to the areas for at least 24 hours. Usually tylenol is all that is needed for pain and most activities can be resumed the next day. If you are doing strenuous work or exercise 72 hours may be necessary. Compression hose should be worn for 10 days to 2 weeks after the procedure.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

After microphlebectomy there is minimal recovery. The procedure is done under tumescent anesthesia which gives anesthesia to the areas for at least 24 hours. Usually tylenol is all that is needed for pain and most activities can be resumed the next day. If you are doing strenuous work or exercise 72 hours may be necessary. Compression hose should be worn for 10 days to 2 weeks after the procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Dec 20, 2009

For most patients the recovery is minimal. It is important to wear compression stockings for at least 2 weeks. The pain level is usually mild, requiring no more than OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Patients can resume normal activities the very next day. Sometimes the same day if the segment the vein operated is short.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

For most patients the recovery is minimal. It is important to wear compression stockings for at least 2 weeks. The pain level is usually mild, requiring no more than OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Patients can resume normal activities the very next day. Sometimes the same day if the segment the vein operated is short.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Dec 19, 2009

Not much recovery time take it easy for a day or two avoid very strenuous activity for a week or so.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Not much recovery time take it easy for a day or two avoid very strenuous activity for a week or so.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Angelo N. Makris MD

Published on Dec 18, 2009

Patients walk out of the office. They are encouraged to walk but elevate their leg when seated. They are discouraged from lifting or heavy aerobic exercise. Most patients only take Motrin for pain relief.

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

Patients walk out of the office. They are encouraged to walk but elevate their leg when seated. They are discouraged from lifting or heavy aerobic exercise. Most patients only take Motrin for pain relief.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinSolutions - Edina

Published on Dec 18, 2009

Most patients need to "lay low" for a few days. We encourage our patients to refrain from vigorous exercise for about two weeks. But other than that, you can pretty much go back to normal activity.

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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

Most patients need to "lay low" for a few days. We encourage our patients to refrain from vigorous exercise for about two weeks. But other than that, you can pretty much go back to normal activity.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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