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Established in 1982, The Vein Treatment Center © is the leading New York City medical facility specializing exclusively in the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, and related venous disorders.

The methods developed at the facility, including Endonvenous Laser Ablation (EVLT) and now Painless Sclerotherapy, have revolutionized the specialty and are used by physicians worldwide.



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Meet Dr. Navarro

Dr. Luis Navarro, a Board Certified Phlebologist and vascular specialist, has devoted his professional life to the development of treatments for venous disorders. He has pioneered numerous non-invasive procedures, including EVLT, Combined Therapies, and now PAINLESS SCLEROTHERAPY.

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Advancements in technology have revolutionized Sclerotherapy and the treatment of veins on legs, hands and other areas of the body. The Vein Treatment Center has been treating veins for over 30 years with safe, fast, and long lasting cosmetic results.

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Category Archives: Mini Phlebectomy

What Is A Mini-Phlebectomy?

Endovenous ablation cannot treat bulging veins on the surface of the skin. To remove bulging veins, you require either a mini-phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. A mini-phlebectomy is a technique that eliminates varicose veins by using only one to two-millimeter incisions.

Endovenous ablation often follows the same procedure for the saphenous vein. Doctors perform a mini-phlebectomy of the varicose veins only for a usual saphenous vein with no reflux (based on ultrasound).

Surgeons perform phlebectomy techniques as in-office procedures under local anesthesia. This procedure removes all the faulty veins or perforators through tiny punctures that need no stitches, and all scars disappear.

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Patients can walk out of the hospital and continue their regular activities immediately after the mini-phlebectomy procedures. The mini-phlebectomy method is often a combination with Endovenous Laser Ablation (Endolaser, EVLT) and other techniques.

How is a Mini-Phlebectomy Procedure Performed?

Mini-phlebectomy treatment takes place directly at a clinic. So, you don’t need to stay at a hospital and worry about extra expenses. The procedure begins with a topical anesthetic, and doctors make tiny incisions in the surface of the damaged skin.

These two incisions allow an ebntry point for tiny hook-like tools to seize the affected veins. Also, they use local anesthesia in the needle to numb the area. Before the area becomes numb, you might temporarily feel a sting or burn. However, the phlebectomy hook procedure removes the vein; the hook is like small crochet with a straight shaft and blunt tip. This hook will gradually pull out the veins delicately from the skin through the incisions.

They apply a tiny amount of pressure to clot the incision area and place a small bandage on them. After this whole procedure, the best part is that you don’t need any stitches. Doctors utilize ultrasound machine to monitor veins. The ultrasound helps to look for the most delicate point to start the varicose veins removal process. Therefore, after anesthetizing and cleansing the skin, a sequence of tiny incisions, no smaller than a pencil eraser, are made next to the enlarged vein. The mini-phlebectomy procedure usually takes up to 30 minutes to one hour.

What to Expect During Treatment?

A significant number of people have concerns regarding veins on their legs, and it is essential to detect damaged veins. Due to advanced ultrasound visualization, it is easy to see the damaged veins and the affected areas. During the procedure, they make a map on your skin like a drawn line for guidance. They apply a topical cream as an anesthesia on that part of the skin and leave it for an hour.

Due to topical cream, the patient almost does not feel the pain of local anesthesia injection. For the sake of hygiene, hospital or clinic staff prepare a sterilized table, injections, and other instruments for their patients.

The cleaning staff and doctors also make sure they clean the whole area where they will perform the mini-phlebectomy. After almost 25 to 30 minutes of the procedure, they wrap your leg in elastic bandages.

Limitations of Phlebectomy of Varicose Veins

According to an observation, due to mini-phlebectomy, long term success took place is almost 90 percent among the patients with varicose veins. After performing a mini-phlebectomy procedure, we witness excellent long-term outcomes among patients.

A mini-phlebectomy is quite a comprehensive procedure. Just like some other procedures, endovenous catheter ablation uses laser energy or radiofrequency. However, as a patient, you must discuss every individual treatment plan with your consultant.

Post Treatment

Just like every other treatment, mini-phlebectomy has post instructions. It is essential to review these instructions. Before discussing every necessary post-treatment instruction with your doctor, you should not leave the office (hospital or clinic). The treatment requires some self-care and precautionary steps to avoid experiencing side effects and unwanted pain.

So, you must keep your bandages in place until you visit a doctor the next day. The doctor will unwrap your bandage to examine your leg. You will see a little bruise that will disappear within 1-3 weeks. Moreover, during the recovery period, almost 15% of patients require medicines like ibuprofen to encounter the pain.

To decrease the risk of experiencing pain or side effects, you will receive some necessary instructions concerning how to arrange your routine after treatment. These instructions also include some changes in your regular medication plan.

Benefits Of Mini-Phlebectomy

Below are the benefits of mini-phlebectomy treatment;

  • No surgical incision is necessary—only a small nick in the skin that does not need stitches.
  • Painless surgery
  • Small incisions
  • Simply invasive
  • Treatment under one hour
  • The procedure can be done in a clinic
  • Promotes circulation
  • Eases pain
  • Reduces the appearance of varicose veins


  • Any procedure or treatment where the skin is infiltrated, there is a risk of infection. The chance of infection involves antibiotic treatment.
  • Skin pigmentation might take place at the spot of the varicose vein, but usually, it is temporary.

To avoid any sort of risk, you should consult your doctor or health service provider before and after the treatment. Also, you can visit websites where you can read about the procedure and contact mini-phlebectomy experts.

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If you would like to remove unwanted veins safely and painlessly, call Dr. Navarro at the vein treatment center today and schedule a free consultation.

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