What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive technique for the removal of residual bulges and varicose veins. This technique differs significantly from vein stripping and should not be confused with that procedure. Due to advances in other techniques, ambulatory phlebectomy procedures are rarely required and seldomly recommended by the physicians at Virginia Vein Care.
How does it work
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Bulging veins are removed through tiny punctures that typically leave no scars and require no sutures.
How long is the treatment
Ambulatory Phlebectomy usually takes 30 – 60 minutes. After treatment, patients will wear a compression bandage or compression stocking for a week or more. Patients are able to walk and drive immediately after the surgery and while wearing the compression bandage or stocking.
Patients may experience bruising, swelling, and inflammation. Allergic reactions to the anesthetic are also possible, but not common.