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Vein removal: How long does it actually take? 

Many women, especially those who are aging, can develop varicose veins. The bulging veins and discoloration can quickly become a cosmetic nightmare for some, who believe them to be unsightly. However, some vein conditions aren’t just cosmetic issues. They can present discomfort, tightness, pain, pressure and more.  

Varicose vein treatments are designed to alleviate the symptoms that present themselves in patients with these conditions. One such type of treatment is vein removal. Yes, it sounds intimidating, but luckily it’s a simple procedure. 

How long does a varicose veins treatment take? 

Venous disease treatments are generally simple and quick. They’re minimally invasive and cost effective and require little recovery time. So, how quick are they actually? 

  • Endovenous laser ablation — Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins. During this procedure, which is typically carried out in-office, a laser is used to close the vein and cause it to eventually disappear. It generally can take up to an hour to complete this procedure, but it can be done in a shorter amount of time depending on the case. 
  • Microphlebectomy — A microphlebectomy, also known by some as an ambulatory phlebectomy, is a treatment for bulging veins where tiny incisions are made along the length of the vein. Then, a small hook is used to extract the vein through the incisions. The average amount of time it takes to complete this procedure is about 45 minutes, but this may vary depending on the severity of the varicose veins. 

Seek vein removal from our board-certified doctors 

You may not only be concerned about how long your vein procedure may take. You may also be worried about the experience your doctor has with such procedures. The key is to look for vein specialists who are board-certified as this ensures they’ve been trained and tested to specifically help with your vein condition.  

Not sure if your doctor is certified? You can visit the American Board of Surgery’s website and type your physician’s name into their Check a Certification tool to find out. 

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your vein treatments 

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.  

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:  

  • Reduce your symptoms. 
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.  
  • Increase your overall quality of life.  

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment.