Spotlight On Ambulatory Phlebectomy

 While sclerotherapy and endovascular venous laser therapy (EVLT) are the celebrities of vein treatment, ambulatory phlebectomy plays a very important supporting role in the treatment and removal of medium-sized varicose veins. This minimally-invasive procedure is easily performed in our office under a local anesthetic to remove superficial veins just under the skin.

Unlike surgical vein removal, ambulatory only requires  a small nick in the skin to treat the problem areas. This 1mm entry point creates access for a special phlebectomy hook to gently extract the enlarged veins, erasing the symptoms caused by venous disease. Patients will be sent home wearing a special compression wrap to aid in their recovery.

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a great solution for patients who:

  • Have medium-sized, superficial varicose veins not easily treated by EVLT
  • Prefer to not undergo a surgical procedure under general anesthesia
  • Can avoid strenuous activity for the first two weeks following the procedure
  • Are interested in a vein-removal procedure with a long-term success rate of over 90%

As with any procedure, there are some risks associated with ambulatory phlebectomy but they are very small and usually only last for a short time:

  • Infection
  • Light bruising
  • Swelling in and around treated area
  • Scarring
  • Blisters
  • Numbness
  • Skin pigmentation

If you are ready to find out if ambulatory phlebectomy is the right treatment option for your venous disease, it’s time to visit us for a varicose vein screening. During this visit we can assess the level of your venous disease and determine if you are a candidate for ambulatory phlebectomy or one of the other procedures performed by the vein specialists at Advance Vein Therapy. You don’t have to deal with the discomfort of vein disease any longer. Schedule your consultation today.