What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

November 15, 2017 • Desert Vein Institute • Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a common procedure used to treat vein disease. Below is some information to help you understand this procedure and why it is useful for patients with abnormal veins. 

About Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally-invasive vein treatment that is often recommended for people with varicose veins. This vein treatment option works by removing the abnormal vein from the patient’s body entirely, which improves the patient’s appearance and relieves any symptoms associated with the abnormal vein. 

What Happens During the Procedure?

Ambulatory phlebectomy doesn’t require general anesthesia. Instead, your vein doctor will use a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort during the procedure. After the area is numb, the surgeon will make small punctures in your skin next to the affected vein. He will remove the vein from your body through these incisions using tiny surgical hooks. Because the incisions are so small, you won’t need any stitches. 

When Is It Necessary?

As one of several vein treatment options available, ambulatory phlebectomy isn’t appropriate for every patient. Your doctor may recommend this option if you have varicose veins located close to the surface of your skin. 

Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy offers several key benefits that make it a good option for people with varicose veins. This procedure is minimally-invasive, which means it causes as little damage to your body as possible. If you have this procedure, you won’t need to be hospitalized or placed under anesthesia. The risk of serious side effects is very low, and most patients recover very quickly after the procedure. As soon as your procedure is complete, you will be able to return home, and you can return to your normal activities in as little as a day. 

Ambulatory phlebectomy is one of several vein treatment options available to patients with varicose veins. If you are interested in ambulatory phlebectomy or another type of Las Vegas Vein Treatment, please contact Desert Vein Institute today. 

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