Phlebectomy is a procedure for removing varicose veins in legs Dr. Morris performs this procedure in his office with the use of local anesthesia. The procedure is performed by interrupting the bulging painful veins through a small micro-puncture. No stitches are needed. As a result there is minimal long term scarring. The leg is wrapped using a compression bandage and the leg is elevated most of the day of surgery. Following this procedure, patients wear a compression bandage or stocking. Dr. Morris informs patient how long to wear the compression bandages or stockings. Dr. Morris recommends light exercise such as walking or biking beginning 1-2 days following surgery. This reduces the risk of forming blood clots following the procedure by increasing pressure and blood flow in the veins.