Microphlebectomy Specialist

Dr. Bruce R. Hoyle is an expert in medicine in the Orange, CA area. He works out of the Advanced Vein Center and provides treatments like phlebectomy.

Microphlebectomy Q & A

by Bruce Hoyle, M.D.

What Is Microphlebectomy?

It’s a minor surgical procedure used by phlebologists to remove varicose veins. Also known as stab avulsion, it consists of a vein specialist making several tiny incisions through which veins are removed. Dr. Hoyle pioneered this procedure in Southern California after traveling to Switzerland 15 years ago.   

Does the Patient Require Anesthesia for this Procedure?

All of the procedures Dr. Hoyle does are performed in-office under local anesthetic. If the patient feels that they require some sedation, oral medications are provided that can accomplish this. Patients usually are able to drive home after the procedure. However, if oral sedation was required, a driver may be needed. 

Where is Microphlebectomy Performed?

Microphlebectomy is often done in a surgical center or hospital setting such as Kaiser or the VA hospital. Dr. Hoyle pioneered performing this procedure in an office setting 15 years ago.

What Kind of Post-op Care Is Required?

Post-op care is simple since it doesn’t require stitches. The patient must keep the site clean. Generally, the patient will leave the office wearing a compression hose for 1 day and then may resume regular activities.

What Are the Risks?

It’s possible to develop an infection. Bleeding, blood clots, and temporary numbness from nerve irritation can occur. These are extremely rare side effects. Tenderness is common but rarely requires pain medication stronger than Advil or Aleve. Many patients require no medication after the procedure.

Will I Need More Treatments?

Microphlebectomy is most often done after an endovenous procedure such as laser or radiofrequency ablation. 

How Effective Is Microphlebectomy?

Patients are extremely satisfied with the results of the procedure. Endovenous thermal ablation and microphlebectomy have a success rate well over 95%. New vein problems may develop over time as venous disease is hereditary.

What Type of Varicose Veins Does It Treat?

Microphlebectomy is most commonly used to treat large bulging varicosities. The only way to know for sure if a patient is a candidate is to schedule a consultation and have an expert phlebologist evaluate the vein.

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    "He is an absolute master of his craft and could not get a higher recommendation from me. THANK YOU DR. HOYLE!!!"

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    "I had horrible, painful veins and Dr. Hoyle did the laser ablation procedure in his office. Not only was Dr. Hoyle amazing, but his staff were amazing as well! "

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    "My initial consultation was refreshingly educational and Dr. Hoyle was very thorough in explaining my vein issues and treatment options."

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Advanced Vein Center
1120 West La Veta Avenue, Suite 830
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-988-6124
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Bruce Hoyle, M.D.
1120 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 830
Orange, CA 92868