Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Treat superficial varicose veins with ambulatory phlebectomy, a minimally invasive vein removal procedure that allows you to return to normal activities the same day.

What Happens During Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Also referred to as microphlebectomy, ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia without sedation. Once local sedation is administered, the doctor will make multiple 2-3 mm micro-incisions to remove the vein segments. Afterward, the patient will require no stitches.

What Is Recovery Like with Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Ambulatory phlebectomy offers a quick return to normal activities. Patients will be able to stand and walk immediately following the procedure, and can even resume working and light activity the very same day. We recommend wearing compression stockings for one week after vein removal, which will encourage the healing process.

Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Right for Me?

Ambulatory phlebectomy can offer relief for many patients. To see if you might be one of them, schedule an appointment with our vein specialist. Based on your medical history and an ultrasound analysis of your legs, we will be able to see if ambulatory phlebectomy is the best course of treatment for your condition. Our experienced interventional radiologist will give you a comprehensive overview of what to expect, addressing any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.

Are There Risks and Side Effects with Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

While ambulatory phlebectomy is minimally invasive, all medical procedures come with a certain degree of risks and possible side effects. Some patients may experience:

  • Inflammation
  • Temporary bruising or swelling
  • Skin numbness from temporary nerve damage