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What Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy, And Is It Right For Me?

Last updated 6 years ago

Varicose veins often appear as dark blue or purple lines on the legs, ankles, and feet. They are caused by blood pooling in damaged veins.These veins have valves and are meant to prevent blood from flowing backwards. In varicose vein sufferers, these valves are failing to close completely. 

If you suffer from large, unsightly varicose veins, or even small spider veins, you have many vein treatment options available to remove them. One varicose vein treatment is called Ambulatory Phlebotomy, and it involves surgically removing the damaged veins. Review the following information and decide if the treatment is right for you.

Removes Varicose Veins: The vein treatment is ideal for anyone suffering pain or discomfort from surface varicose veins. These ugly marks can leave a person feeling self-conscious about their appearance, can cause aching or muscle cramping, and have been known to cause swelling in the lower limbs.  Deep varicose veins, which can cause leg ulcers, cannot be removed with this vein treatment and must be surgically removed.

Short Recovery Time: The process involves your doctor making a small incision in the skin, and then using a surgical hook to pull the damaged varicose vein out. The small incisions heal quickly, and there will be little after-treatment pain. A patient can usually resume normal activities within a few days. 

No Scarring or Stitches: Because the varicose vein treatment uses such small incisions to pull out the veins, there is no need for stitches and the incisions heal quickly, usually without any scarring. All you are left with after the vein treatment is beautiful, varicose vein-free skin. 

There is no need to suffer with embarrassing spider veins and large varicose veins. Vein treatments are a quick, nearly painless option to give you back your beautiful legs. At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, Dr. Ronald Lev is an expert in vein care and has provided countless patients with a solution to their varicose veins. Contact the office today to schedule an appointment.


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