Phlebectomy, also called the hook method, is a gentle minimally invasive procedure for removing varicose veins from the side branches of the truncal vein.

Phlebectomy (hook method)

If the great saphenous vein or the small saphenous vein become diseased, the side branches of these veins also become diseased. The tortuous vein strands can usually be seen and felt on the upper and lower leg.

These side branches are removed via a procedure called phlebectomy.

Phlebectomy – Definition: What is a phlebectomy?

Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove varicose veins from the side branches of the truncal vein. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. With the help of a special hook, the diseased section of vein is carefully pulled out. This method is therefore also known as the hook method. The cuts for this are 2-3mm in size.

Why us as your vein doctor?


Over 25 years experience

Im Venenzentrum am See sind wir seit rund 25 Jahren auf die Behandlung von Venenleiden spezialisiert.


Minimally invasive procedures

As an alternative to surgical treatment of venous disorders, we prefer to use minimally invasive procedures.


Fast & uncomplicated appointment

Sie können schnell und unkompliziert online einen Termin vereinbaren oder uns anrufen.


Outpatient & painless treatment of venous disorders

Der Einsatz von minimal-invasiven Verfahren ermöglicht eine ambulante und schmerzarme Behandlung.


Comprehensive diagnostics & patient education

We offer a holistic vein clarification with the most modern equipment available.


Practice in central location

Our practice is in a preferred location near the Herrliberg-Feldmeilen train station.

Further treatment spectrum

Endovenous procedures for the treatment of venous disorders

Endovenous procedures

Endovenous therapy includes the closure of varicose veins by heat or with glue.

Chemical sclerotherapy


For the sclerotherapy of spider veins and varicose veins we use liquid sclerotherapy as well as foam sclerotherapy with success.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy

Laser therapy is a low-pain, minimally invasive method in the treatment of various types of varicose veins.

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Our vein doctors at the Lake Vein Center specialize in modern minimally invasive methods for treating vein conditions. Benefit from our many years of experience and expertise and let our competent team advise and treat you.