Trivex™ is a form of transilluminated powered phlebectomy (TIPP). Phlebectomy means removal of a vein. The Trivex procedure uses a thin lighted wand inserted under the skin to illuminate the veins, while a second minimally invasive instrument is used to remove the problem vein. TriVex can be thought of as "liposuction" of the veins. Our program has contributed to the development of this procedure and currently educates other physicians in the technique.
Trivex is appropriate for removal of varicose that are too large for ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Cosmetic results are excellent.