Ambulatory phlebectomy is a method of surgical removal of surface varicose veins. Ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in a doctor’s office using local anesthesia. The area surrounding the varicose vein clusters is flooded with anesthetic fluid. A needle is then used to make a puncture next to the varicose vein and a small hook is inserted into the needle hole and the varicose vein is grasped and removed. The punctures typically leave nearly imperceptible scars.
After the vein has been removed by phlebectomy, a bandage and/or compression stocking is worn for a short period.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is often performed in conjunction with minimally invasive endovenous catheter procedures or PIN stripping.
Possible complications of ambulatory phlebectomy are allergic reaction to the local anesthetic and local numbness.
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