Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that surgically removes “special case” surface veins. By special case, we mean veins that remain after the closure of deeper veins or bulging veins that are unrelated to any venous reflux disorder. Therefore, a phlebectomy is usually performed after a patient has already had RFA treatment to close their superficial veins.
What are the Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
- Minimally invasive
- Performed on outpatient basis under local anesthesia (most cases)
- Minimal post-procedure discomfort
- No downtime
- No stitches
- Little chance of recurrence
- Immediate results (removal of varicose veins)
There are many advantages to Ambulatory Phlebectomy to help patients with their unwanted varicose veins. You can read more about symptoms for varicose veins under the “Symptoms” tab.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is performed in conjunction with sclerotherapy and in cases where there are bulging veins but no major indications of venous reflux being present and the deeper saphenous veins are functioning properly.
Phlebectomy and Vein Stripping are Not the Same!
Even though the vein is surgically removed, it’s very important not to confuse it with vein stripping — where the a larger, deeper vein is pulled out through one major incision. Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the vein through tiny, imperceptible incisions made along the vein path. The vein is then “fished out,” using a specialized phlebectomy hook.
What Can I Expect After Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Patients love the look and feel of their brand new legs following the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure. You may experience slight bruising or swelling. A bandage and/or compression stockings are worn post-procedure to aid recovery.
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How Much Does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Cost?
Prior to scheduling your consultation, you can contact your insurance company to see if any vein procedures are covered in your plan. We would be happy to discuss all of your pricing and financing options at your initial consultation.
Call today to schedule your consultation with our specialists at Hamilton Vein Center. Hamilton Vein Center offers Ambulatory Phlebectomy in our vein centers in Houston and Austin, Texas.
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