Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy - No Stitches Required and the Scars are Nearly Imperceptable

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, which is often performed following the EVLT procedure to remove any large surface veins left behind after the procedure.

The possible risks of ambulatory phlebectomy include an allergic reaction to the anesthetic and localized numbness.