What is it?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a technique, used in our treatment room, to remove large varicose veins. The procedure consists of an injection of local anaesthetic around the varicose veins. Small hooks are used to remove the varicose vein.
This is done over a period of approximately 1-hour. You will be required to wear a bandage for 2 days after which time you will wear a compression stocking for approximately 10 days.
How does it work?
Ambulatory phlebectomy, developed in Europe is a minimally invasive procedure, performed through pinhole incisions. Incisions are tiny (no stitches) and typically leave nearly non detectable scars. After the vein has been removed by phlebectomy, a bandage and/or compression stocking is worn for a short period.
This technique permits removal of almost all larger varicose veins as an office procedure performed under local anaesthesia. It is often used in conjunction with sclerotherapy to reduce the pressure in the smaller telangiectasia and spider veins resulting in more efficient sclerotherapy.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is part of a complete program to eliminate unsightly or painful leg veins. Using a combination of LASER , Ambulatory Phlebectomy and sclerotherapy almost all varicose veins of the leg can be successfully treated in the office with an excellent cosmetic result and little or no “down time”.