Varicose Veins: Microphlebectomy or Stab Avulsion - Topic Overview
Microphlebectomy (also known as ambulatory phlebectomy or stab
avulsion) is a technique to remove
varicose veins. In this procedure, several tiny
cuts (incisions) are made in the skin through which the varicosed vein is removed.
Stitches usually are not required.
This procedure typically does not require a stay in the hospital. It may be done in your doctor's office under light sedation with
Is it safe?
Microphlebectomy, or stab avulsion, usually does not lead to complications. Possible
complications include short-term skin color change, infection, pain, and tiny
red spider veins.
How well does it work?
Microphlebectomy, or stab avulsion, is less likely to
fix varicose veins when the leg veins are not working well. Because that is the case for most varicose veins, this
procedure is usually used along with vein surgery or less invasive procedures.