Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Vein Treatments in Flower Mound, TX

Ambulatory PhlebectomyAmbulatory Phlebectomy is a surgical technique that employs a series of small incisions to remove abnormal veins.  Ambulatory Phlebectomy is often recommended to remove larger, bulging varicose veins.

This minimally invasive option is conducted with a local anesthetic and usually takes less than an hour to complete.The veins that will be treated are marked by Dr. Handley, and those areas are numbed with local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are made along the veins, and the varicose veins are removed. Your incisions will be dressed with bandages, and there is often minimal to no scarring.

After the procedure, you should wear compression stockings for about a week, or until your follow up appointment at Flower Mound Veins. Since the varicose veins have been removed, blood will reroute through healthier veins. The treated veins will not reappear after ambulatory phlebectomy.

Patients enjoy a short recovery time. Most individuals are able to return to their daily routine soon after the procedure. There is little to no discomfort associated with this form of treatment, but
most patients enjoy excellent cosmetic and clinic results. Treatment my be used in tandem with other forms of vein treatment or as a standalone procedure. New spider or varicose veins can reappear in the same area, so additional treatments may be needed.

Schedule an appointment online or call (972) 410-5757 at the Flower Mound Vein Center today for a consultation about spider and varicose vein treatments.

Ambulatory phlebectomy vein treatment Ambulatory phlebectomy is a procedure in which we actually remove a large ropey vein that is right underneath the surface of the skin. The vein is marked, we place tumescent anesthesia, which is just dilute lidocaine, all around the vein. Then we go in with a scalpel, make a series of tiny, little skin nicks that are just 2mm wide. Through those skin nicks we place a small hook and just remove the vein through the small skin nicks. The skin nicks heal within ten days to two weeks. In three months you can’t even tell where the skin nicks are.