These highly successful procedures include ligation in which a varicose vein is tied off and ambulatory phlebectomy in which the vein is removed. They are done under local anesthesia and patients quickly resume normal activities. Dr. Gonzalez is the only vein specialist in the Central Valley performing these procedures.

NOTE: Microsurgery is utilized in only a small number of patients. But when required (such as with huge, "garden hose" varicose veins), microsurgery can be essential for successful treatment.