Ambulatory Micro-Phlebectomy is a method of removing varicose veins on the surface of the legs. It is done in the office under local anesthesia. This procedure involves making tiny punctures or incisions through which the varicose veins are removed. The incisions are so small no stitches are required. Veins are very collapsible such that even large veins may be removed through the tiny incisions used in this technique.
After treatment, a compression bandage or stocking is applied. This reduces pressure in the veins, increases the flow in the veins and reduces the risk of forming a blood clot. The patient is asked to walk in the office for 15-20 minutes following the procedure. Ask your physician if Ambulatory Phlebectomy is the right procedure for you.