Ambulatory 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. Typically, no stitches are required. Even veins that may appear large when patients are standing are collapsible, making it possible to remove them through tiny incisions used in this technique.
Patients are able to walk immediately following the procedure and are able to return to normal activity within 1-2 days. After treatment, a compression bandage and/or a compression stocking is worn for up to 2 weeks.
Little to no scarring
Minimal recovery time