Ambulatory Phlebectomy Vein Treatment
What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Ambulatory phlebectomy is recommended for medium and large varicose veins. During this in-office procedure, we make tiny 2-3 mm pin point incisions into your skin. We then gently grasp the varicose vein and pull it out through the small puncture, one section at a time.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient treatment and only requires a local anesthetic. The punctures are so small that stitches are not required. Best of all, you’ll be back to normal activity the next day and strenuous exercise in 2 weeks.
Typical side effects include minimal discomfort and bruising. With this procedure, a compression stocking is worn for two weeks. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing.
Who should not be treated?
Patients should wait at least three months after pregnancy or major surgery before being treated for vein disease. Persons with deep vein thrombosis or incompetence, and patients who cannot ambulate for other reasons are NOT good candidates for treatment.