Ambulatory Phlebectomy Vein Treatment
Are you self-conscious about the bulging varicose veins in your legs? If you’re ready to get back to your favorite activities, like going to be the beach and playing tennis and golf with confidence, ambulatory phlebectomy vein treatment may be right for you.
What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
This modern vein treatment is recommended for medium and large visible varicose veins. During the in-office procedure, we make tiny 2-3 mm pin point punctures over the areas of varicose veins. These are made with a needle so a scalpel isn’t ever even needed. Then, we gently lift the varicose vein through this tiny puncture and it is removed. The small puncture does not need stitches and leaves virtually no scar. Patients are extremely pleased with their results.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient treatment and only requires a local anesthetic to temporarily numb the area. Best of all, you’ll be back to normal activity the next day and strenuous exercise in one week. Typical side effects may include minimal discomfort, bruising, tenderness or small hard lumps beneath the skin that resolve quickly with the use of a heating pad. With this procedure, a compression stocking is worn for one week. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing.
For a long time, phlebectomy has been confused with old-fashioned vein stripping. We are happy to say that this newer and more advanced, minimally invasive treatment is nothing like its predecessor. Patients are thrilled with their results and often wishing they had done it sooner rather than putting it off due to the fear of the unknown.