Ambulatory phlebectomy or “micro-phlebectomy” or “stab phlebectomy is a safe and effective outpatient procedure performed to remove large bulging, painful veins. This allows patients to resume their routine activities almost immediately following the procedure. The phlebectomy procedure entails complete removal of these abnormal/diseased veins in a microextraction procedure through very tiny incisions that requires no stitches.
There is minimal to no discomfort following Ambulatory Phlebectomy. Some patients may experience slight swelling and bruising following the procedure which may require mild pain relievers. Patients may stand, walk and return to work on or the day following the procedure.
Why Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Same day, walk in-walk out
- All done within the office
- No anesthesia
- Very tiny punctures
- No down-time
- Excellent results
- Preoperative skin markings are performed by our Vein Specialist physician.
- Local anesthesia is administered after cleaning the skin.
- Tiny incisions are made and to remove the diseased veins.
- Once the diseased veins have been removed, your leg is bandaged. No stitches required.
- Compression stocking is then placed and worn for a 48 hours
- All patients are able to go home directly following the procedure.
- We have patients “walk about” for a few minutes to ensure the wrapping is comfortable
- Any pain can be managed with Ibuprofen., Tylenol or Hydrocodone
- Patients usually return to the office in two weeks for a check-up/follow-up
- Our Vein Specialist physician is on call 24/7 to respond to any post-operative need