Ambulatory Phlebectomy in Boise
Advanced Vein Therapy in Boise provides ambulatory phlebectomy as an option for individuals suffering from varicose veins. The staff at Advanced Vein Therapy is dedicated to providing the best customer service and care for individuals with varicose veins and strives to find the solutions that best fit each patient’s unique situation. Your safety and health is our top priority, so before performing an ambulatory phlebectomy, our specialists make sure it is the right treatment for your condition. If an ambulatory phlebectomy is right for you, we will schedule treatments for a time that works for you.
What is Phlebectomy?
When a vein becomes varicose, it may appear enlarged and bulging, or dark in coloring. The most common area where varicose veins appear is in the legs and feet. This is due to the pressure veins experience when standing or walking. While heredity plays a role in varicose veins—age, sex, and a lifestyle that requires long periods of standing and sitting can also increase the risk of veins becoming varicose.
Individuals who suffer from varicose veins sometimes experience unpleasant sensations that range from a feeling of heaviness and aching in the legs to burning and sometimes even cramping of the muscles. If you think you may have veins that have become varicose, there’s good news. Ambulatory phlebectomy is a highly effective treatment that gives people suffering from tight and twisting varicose veins relief from the discomfort and embarrassment associated with varicose veins.
What to expect from your Phlebectomy visit
- The Visit: When you receive an ambulatory phlebectomy procedure at our Boise office, you can expect superior care during this minimally invasive treatment. During your phlebectomy, we target veins that are located just under the skin through tiny incisions or needle punctures that do not require stitches. This micro-incision allows us to use local anesthesia to maximize your comfort. Most of our patients experience minimal pain.
- Pain Management: A local anesthetic is administered to reduce any discomfort you might feel during your procedure. Some patients may experience a slight pinching sensation at the injection site. An additional anesthetic may be given around the vein to minimize discomfort if needed. There may be some aching, tenderness, and bruising after the treatment is done, which can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication.
- Aftercare: Once the phlebectomy is complete, your leg will be wrapped with a compression bandage. The compression wrap will be fitted so that it is snug but not uncomfortable. Expect to be up on your feet immediately after the procedure as the ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient treatment. Any bruising or swelling you experience will be temporary. You will continue to wear your compression stockings, which will minimize recovery pain. As with all procedures, there is a risk for infection. We will continue to monitor your recovery to make sure you are healing and have a full recovery. After treatment, patients are asked to drink plenty of water to hydrate the veins around the affected area. Walking is encouraged, and you can resume sports activities and heavy lifting after two weeks. Work and sexual activity can resume when you feel comfortable, and you should avoid driving long distances or flying for the first week. If travel is necessary, elevate the leg as much as possible and wear compression stockings.
Your Boise Phlebectomy Specialists
At Advanced Vein Therapy in Boise, our staff is not only highly qualified; they have a successful track record of helping patients treat spider and varicose veins to their satisfaction. Our team cares, and we show it by providing the best customer service experience in the industry. Don’t just take it from us; hear what our satisfied patients have to say. We are eager to assist you every step of the way!