Ambulatory Phlebectomy is the removal of varicose veins through small punctures in the skin. It is a permanent solution since the vein is completely removed from the body.
Your physician will mark your varicose veins while you are standing. Once you are on the operating table, your physician will apply local anesthesia and make two to three millimeter long incisions along the targeted vein. A phlebectomy hook or vein retractor is put through the incisions to extract and fix the vein prior to being removed. Compression stockings are generally worn for one to two weeks after the procedure, but you'll be able to walk and resume normal activity immediately after the procedures. The procedure is sometimes used as a supplement to other procedures such as Endovenous Laser Treatment.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy may be for cosmetic reasons, for example if you would like to reduce the visibility of veins in your legs. The procedure is used for varicose spider veins, especially in cases where the patient is experiencing aching or throbbing, fatigue or restlessness, night cramps, and other symptoms because of the aforementioned diseases.
Galilee Vein Center has helped many of our neighbors in the Chicago community restore healthy looking veins. If you would like to learn more or to find out if you are a candidate for Ambulatory Phlebectomy, schedule a free consult using the form.