This procedure may be used to remove varicose veins that are too large for sclerotherapy but too small for the TriVex system. It involves vein removal through tiny incisions. It is often used in conjunction with sclerotherapy to reduce the pressure in the smaller spider veins for a more pleasing cosmetic outcome.
Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive approach to vein removal. This procedure is performed in the operating room, under tumescent anaesthesia. The TriVex system requires few small incisions, and is a more complete approach to vein cluster removal. The surgeon passes a light source through a small incision allowing visualization of the veins. A scoping device is passed through a second small incision, which actually removes the abnormal vein. Patients are discharged the same day with a brief recovery period.