Ambulatory phlebectomy is the most prescribed treatment for addressing large, twisting varicose veins today. These bulging veins may be accompanied by uncomfortable side effects in the lower legs, including swelling, pain and a feeling of heaviness. Ambulatory phlebectomy effective removes the diseased veins, for an improved cosmetic appearance and relief from uncomfortable symptoms.
How does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Work?
Ambulatory phlebectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure, using local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are made on the leg along the affected vein and a small tool is used to remove the vein in small sections. The procedure continues in this fashion until the entire vein is eliminated and blood is diverted through healthy veins nearby. Compression dressings are placed over the incisions, which are so small, no stitches are required.
After the procedure, patients are allowed to return to normal activities. Compression stockings may be recommended, to reduce swelling and promote healing. Improvements are seen right away, with a noticeable reduction in painful symptoms.
Ambulatory phlebectomy continues to be the treatment of choice for large, bulging varicose veins. The procedure is minimally invasive, requiring little to no downtime afterward. For more information about whether ambulatory phlebectomy is the right choice for you, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan to schedule your free consultation.