Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a method in which a doctor removes varicose veins from the surface of your legs. The way it is performed is simple, tiny incisions are made just above the varicose vein from which the vein will be removed after local anesthesia is injected into the skin. The incisions are so tiny that stiches are not needed, the varicose veins will collapse so they can fit through the small incisions.
► Why is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Beneficial?
-No hospital time required
-Local anesthesia used
-Relatively pain free
► Does the procedure take long?
As an in office procedure it shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to an hour because each vein has to be removed one by one.
► Is the procedure painful?
-Local anesthesia will be used so pain during the procedure should be minimal to none, even after the procedure compression stockings will be worn which will lower any amount of discomfort you may feel.
► How long does recovery take?
-Walking and even biking a few days after your procedure is encouraged, it gets the blood flowing, reduces the pressure in your veins and can prevent blood clots from forming.
► Are there risks involved with this procedure?
-Typical bruising and swelling will go down in a matter of days especially with the use of compression stockings, otherwise risks are minimal.