In clinic or hospital procedure
Little to no pain
Super fast recovery
An ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure performed to remove spider and varicose veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin.
If varicose veins near the surface of the skin are too large to treat with sclerotherapy and too small to treat with laser ablation, pin-hole ambulatory phlebectomy is the preferred treatment.
This procedure involves less pain and fewer risks than traditional surgical treatment.
- Discuss all treatment and alternative options.
- Conduct an overall health and physical examination of the legs.
- Mapping the vein, examine the legs with ultrasound and determine the location and state of the greater saphenous vein and other side tributaries.
- Veins to be treated will be identified and marked
- Administer local anaesthesia to the treatment site.
- Tiny incisions will be made in the targeted areas, and a surgical hook will be inserted to extract the damaged veins section by section.
- Apply compression banadages
- Some bruising, discomfort and swelling are to be expected after the procedure.
- Minimise pain and swelling with pain medication and compression garments.
- You may resume normal activities, barring strenuous workouts.