Ambulatory Phlebectomy in Atlanta (Buckhead) & Valdosta, GA
Millions of older Americans suffer from varicose veins. They live with vivid red veins, swelling, pressure, and pain. If you would like to reduce the look and feel of varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy treatments can help you find the relief you desire. Southern Vein & Laser Center offers ambulatory phlebectomy for men and women in Valdosta and Alpharetta, as well as surrounding areas in Georgia.
Ambulatory phlebectomy, also known as stab avulsion or microphlebectomy, is an outpatient procedure that removes diseased veins through small incisions made in the skin of the leg. This process involves minor scalpel cuts that close without stitches. Pain control is possible through light sedation and local anesthetic.
Patients go through a screening to determine suitability for this procedure. Ambulatory phlebectomy is often part of a larger treatment plan that can include other treatments like sclerotherapy. Typically, this procedure isn’t suitable as a stand-alone treatment for major veins.
Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy
The surgical staff at Southern Vein & Laser Center is happy to provide ambulatory phlebectomy and other options for vein treatments you need. As a top name for vein disease diagnosis and treatment in the area, we are here to find the perfect approach to your care. Offering full ambulatory phlebectomy services in addition to numerous other innovative therapies, we are always here when you need help most.
How Ambulatory Phlebectomy Works
An ambulatory phlebectomy works by physically removing the affected veins, immediately relieving pain, pressure, and negative appearance.
First, doctors use ultrasound to map out the target veins for the procedure. Anesthetic is applied and sedation might be given to provide pain relief during the procedure. The doctor makes small incisions of two to three millimeters using a thin scalpel in the area surrounding the veins. The doctor uses a vein retractor or phlebectomy hook to carefully reach through the incisions to pull out diseased veins. The end of the vein is clamped and the body of the vein is severed. Incisions are bandaged and will heal within several days.
What to Expect from Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Ambulatory phlebectomy procedures are generally painless. On occasion, pulling or twisting sensations occur. After the anesthetic and sedation wear off, patients are free to leave and return to normal activity. Avoid aerobic exercise for the first 48 hours. Compression stockings are necessary for one to three weeks following treatment.
Side effects of ambulatory phlebectomy are rare. Some patients may experience swelling and bruising. In some cases, sensory nerves may be damaged through the removal process, leading to temporary numbness after surgery.
How Much Does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Cost?
Ambulatory phlebectomy may be covered by medical insurance, and we review your out-of-pocket costs during the consultation. Payment can be made by cash, checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!
If you are struggling to move past your varicose veins, Southern Vein & Laser Center offers a wide range of treatment options for your convenience. With locations in Valdosta, and Johns Creek, a visit to our office is always convenient. Contact Southern Vein & Laser Center today to learn more about our ambulatory phlebectomy procedures.
*Individual results may vary.