What are the Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
- Minimally invasive
- Performed on outpatient basis under local anesthesia (Monitored Anesthesia Care is offered to patients being treated at the surgery centers)
- 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 in a phlebectomy, it’s very important not to confuse it with vein stripping — where the 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 removed 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 across Texas.
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