A consultation in the dermatological private practice Dr. medical Dötterer-Rieg. The premises are bright, two people are sitting in the dermatological consultation room. A doctor advises a patient on the subject of vein problems and phlebology.

Surgical removal of varicose veins

Removal of small side branches (miniphlebectomies)

If there are small extended side branches, they can be removed with the help of miniphlebectomy. The veins are removed through small incisions, similar to a crochet hook. The miniphlebectomy is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The varicose vein is pulled out of the subcutaneous fatty tissue via tiny, barely visible incisions using a special hook. The vein ruptures under the skin. Another stitch is then used to access the subcutaneous fatty tissue at a different location and the next part of the vein is removed. The varicose vein is then pulled out. This is repeated until the side branch is completely removed.

Postoperative pain is rare, after major operations we usually give you a light painkiller for a few days. The first change of bandages takes place on the day after the procedure, after which the veined stockings should be put on again and worn for 3 weeks. It is advisable to refrain from major sporting activities during this time. Moderate and regular exercise is recommended to avoid thrombosis.

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