An ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in a doctor’s office using local anesthesia. First, a local anesthetic fluid is injected into the area of varicose vein clusters to be treated. The doctor then uses a small scalpel or needle to puncture the skin next to the varicose vein, inserts a small hook into the hole, grasps the vein and removes it.
The area is covered with a compression bandage and/or compression stockings. No stitches are required and the scars are nearly imperceptible. The patient is able to walk immediately following the procedure.
Patients suffering from the following conditions can benefit from this procedure:
- Venous insufficiency with pain while walking or standing
- Non-healing venous ulcers or skin irritations
- Aching or swollen legs
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