Are you considering treatment for your varicose veins? These veins can be problematic beyond the cosmetic limitations they create. If you have them, it is quite important to seek out a doctor’s care to better understand the causes and the treatment options. One of the options for treatment for some people is ambulatory phlebectomy. In short, this is the procedure or removing incompetent veins. It is a form of mini-surgery, meaning it is not as invasive as other procedures. Nevertheless, working with an expert in ambulatory phlebectomy is critical.
What Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
This type of varicose vein treatment is an outpatient procedure. It helps to remove the superficial veins that run throughout your body and generally are very close or protruding from the skin. The procedure is done through a very small incision made at the point of the vein. This slit-like incision allows the doctor to have access to the vein for removal.
Who Should Have Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
This procedure is not necessarily the first treatment option for varicose veins. Rather, most doctors will discuss various other treatment options that are less likely to lead to surgery. However, if the risk of blood clots is present, it may be the best option. Those who are unable to walk or wear compression stockings, though, tend not to be a candidate for this procedure.
There are some potential complications of this procedure, though it is considered an overall safe procedure in most cases. Some people have minor bruising and swelling in the area whereas others have inflammation in the skin. Some will have sensory nerve damage as well.
What Are the Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Like most surgeries, you should take this procedure seriously before considering as a treatment for varicose veins. However, most people will find it is highly effective at removing these unwanted and sometimes problematic varicose veins. Additionally, most people are able to walk right after the procedure and can go on without any limitation to their daily activities. However, patients will need to wear compression stockings to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling in the area.
Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Right for You?
When you come in to see our varicose vein specialist in our Manhattan, New York office, you will learn more about this procedure and whether or not it is the right option for your unique needs. Many people find it is the ideal solution.