Ambulatory phlebectomy is a vein treatment that relieves varicose veins. During the procedure, vein surgeons remove the diseased veins through tiny slits in the skin. Ambulatory phlebectomy safely and effectively reduces the appearance of unsightly varicose veins that ruin the smooth appearance of the skin on your legs.
Varicose veins often develop as the result of venous insufficiency, which means the veins do a poor job of circulating blood. Arteries carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body, while veins carry blood back towards your heart. Gravity helps arteries carry blood down to your feet but works against veins trying to carry blood upwards. One-way valves help your veins carry blood upwards against the force of gravity by closing at the right time to trap blood in small segments within the vein. Without these valves, blood would flow backwards – a condition known as venous reflux – and pool in your lower legs and feet.
Venous insufficiency is a condition where the veins and valves work improperly to allow blood to pool in the veins of your lower legs. Pooling blood there causes veins lying near the surface of your skin to bloat, twist and turn into recognizable varicose veins. These veins do a poor job of circulating blood, so tissues in your lower legs do not get the blood flow they need, which can even cause discomfort.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy: Vein Treatment for Varicose Veins
Ambulatory phlebectomy treats varicose veins and reduces their symptoms. Vein doctors, also known as vascular surgeons, can now perform ambulatory phlebectomy in outpatient settings so patients can go home right after the procedure – no hospital stay required!
Treatment starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your venous system. The vein doctors at VIP Vein Center use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to evaluate and map your veins. The vascular surgeons may recommend ambulatory phlebectomy alone or in conjunction with the laser treatment known as VenaCure EVLT™ to optimize the effects of your vein treatment.
Most patients tolerate ambulatory phlebectomy well, and the procedure is associated with very few side effects.
The doctor will administer local anesthesia, create tiny incisions in the skin then remove small bits of the diseased vein through those incisions. There is minimal discomfort associated with ambulatory phlebectomy. You will be able to walk immediately after treatment, although you should avoid engaging in strenuous activity for a few days after the procedure. Your doctor will recommend that you wear compression stockings to optimize healing and minimize discomfort after the procedure.
The board certified vein doctors at VIP Vein Center have the training, advanced medical technologies, and expertise to perform ambulatory phlebectomy to treat varicose veins. Our surgeons each have more than a decade of experience performing ambulatory phlebectomy, sclerotherapy and other treatments for varicose veins and spider veins. Every member of our dedicated VIP Vein Center staff takes your health seriously, so we make high quality, individualized patient care our top priority.