This method surgically removes larger varicose veins near the skin surface. It is frequently used as a supportive treatment when Closure procedures are performed. At The Vein Clinic phlebectomies are done with the patient under "twilight anesthesia", or conscious I. V. sedation, and local anesthesia in our comfortable free-standing surgical facility. Tiny 1-2mm punctures are made to extract the thin-walled varicose vein. "Micro" instruments are used, thus leaving very small and hardly noticeable scars.