Do you experience pain and discomfort in your legs as a result of varicose veins? Do you have visible, bulging veins near the surface of the skin on your legs? If so, it is time for you to seek treatment for varicose veins. Read on to learn more about one of your options for treatment.
Approximately 40 million Americans are impacted by vein disease so, if you are experiencing symptoms, you are not alone! Varicose veins occur in men and women, but are particularly prevalent in females. Contributing factors to the development of varicose veins include but are not limited to:
- Prolonged standing
- Prolonged sitting
- Being overweight
- Family history of vein disease
- History of blood clots
- Use of birth control pills
Ambulatory phlebectomy is one of the many options for treatment offered at Premier Vein Clinics. Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure developed in Europe for the treatment of medium to larger diseased veins. It is used to treat symptomatic veins with the primary objective of relieving both medical symptoms and concerns. During the treatment, veins close to the skin’s surface are removed with a small knitting needle-like hook through pinhole punctures. Local anesthetic is used during this in-office, minimally invasive procedure. Little or no down time is required, and ambulatory phlebectomy is often used in conjunction with sclerotherapy for small, visible spider veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy works best for larger varicose veins found near the surface of the skin. Following a thorough evaluation utilizing ultrasound technology for diagnostics, your Premier Vein Clinic physician will determine which treatment is best for you. For veins found deeper in the skin with abnormal flow, often Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) or Radiofrequency Ablation Endovenous Therapy (RFA) are better options for treatment.
If you’re considering treatment for varicose veins to relieve symptoms such as swelling and pain or to reduce your ropy, bulging, and visible veins, ambulatory phlebectomy might just be what your doctor will order! Untreated diseased veins can lead to pain, inflammation and discoloration as well as impact the flow of blood between the legs and heart.
Download our Premier Vein Clinics eBook and discover if ambulatory phlebectomy is the right treatment for you. Don’t let your suffering continue—take the first step in your treatment and request a copy of our eBook today!