Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure that is performed to remove large, twisted varicose veins from the legs. At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, our board-certified phlebologists perform this procedure in-office under local anesthesia. Patients typically report minimal to no discomfort and are able to walk immediately after the surgery. Because only the tiniest of incisions are necessary to access the vein, no sutures are needed and the procedure leaves imperceptible scars.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy may be right for you. Speak with an expert vein doctor if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms:
- Swelling in the lower legs and ankles (ankle edema)
- Chronic inflammation of the skin (stasis dermatitis)
- Ulceration (open sores) on the skin of the ankles or legs
- Burning, pain, or cramping in the lower legs
- Itching around the affected vein
- You feel that the appearance of your legs is unsatisfactory
- Your symptoms have not improved with self-care at home
Small and large varicose veins can be treated using ambulatory phlebectomy, whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic. Depending on your unique needs and the severity of the varicosity, your phlebologist will work with you to decide which advanced treatment will provide optimal results. If the procedure is performed, you will most likely be instructed to wear fitted compression stockings to facilitate the healing process. The gentle, steady pressure that these garments apply to the legs will help blood to flow up to the heart through healthier pathways and improve circulation.
If you are interested in learning more about this advanced procedure, let Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan be your resource. Call our clinic today at (212) 204-6501 to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified phlebologists. With their help, you can formulate the best possible treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.