Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure designed for larger diseased veins. It is a good option for individuals looking for relief of physical pain and discomfort as well as the appearance of bulging veins. This treatment is not preferred for smaller, spider veins. This approach is also not advised for patients unable to walk on their own or wear compression stockings.
In ambulatory phlebectomy large bulging varicose veins are removed through the surface of the skin. Prior to the procedure, your physician will carefully mark the veins to remove in order to know precisely where to place incisions. During this procedure, while under local anesthesia, a phlebectomy hook is inserted into a skin incision, or needle puncture, and used to remove the infected vein by sections. The incision sites are so small they do not require stitches and there is virtually no scarring. Following this procedure, the leg is often wrapped with an ace bandage. Upon removing the ace bandage, a compression garment is worn for two weeks to minimize swelling and discomfort, promote proper healing, and minimize pain post procedure. As with any procedure, temporary bruising and swelling in the treatment area is normal.
This approach to treatment is widely used to treat larger veins. The length of the treatment depends upon the number of veins to be removed. Results of the procedure have been excellent both from a cosmetic and patient satisfaction point of view. The staff at Premier Vein Clinic can help determine if this approach is your best option to help relieve symptoms. During your initial consult, a thorough review of your medical history and a physical exam will be performed. Your Premier physician will also talk in depth with you about expectations, risks and outcomes of the procedure. For more information visit www.premierveinclinics.com or call (865) 588-8229.
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