Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for varicose veins. Before a patient can be considered for ambulatory phlebectomy, a physician at Palm Vein Center evaluates whether or not the patient’s varicose veins are the result of saphenous vein reflux disease. If they are, this treatment option may not be recommended. Various procedures or therapies may be performed prior to, or following, ambulatory phlebectomy to better alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins.
The procedure requires small incisions (less than 2 – 4mm or 1/16 to 1/8 inch) to be made vertically along the damaged vein. The physician performs a number of tasks to successfully remove, dissect, and compress damaged veins. Ambulatory phlebectomy is usually completed in under an hour depending on the vein’s size, location, and complexity.
To learn more about ambulatory phlebectomy, call Palm Vein Center today to schedule an appointment with the team.