Phlebectomy is a procedure used typically to treat superficial, just under the skin, varicose veins.
Small, micro incisions are made next to the diseased varicose vein, and the vein is removed through the incision. Because veins are extremely collapsible, even large or engorged veins can be removed through the tiny Phlebectomy incisions.
How a Phlebectomy Works
- A local anesthetic is applied to the affected area.
- A micro incision or puncture is made next to the varicose vein.
- A tiny Phlebectomy hook is inserted under your leg’s skin.
- The hook removes the varicose vein or part of the vein through the incision.
- Your leg is wrapped in a compression bandage.
The Advantages of Phlebectomy
- Minimally invasive
- An outpatient procedure
- No stitches required
- Virtually no scaring
- Takes an hour or less
- Quick recovery
- Can usually resume normal activities in 1 to 2 days
- Often covered by insurance companies when patient diagnosed with venous reflux
After your Phlebectomy, we wrap your leg in a compression bandage and prescribe a compression stocking to aid in your healing process.
Consult with a Vein Specialist
To determine if you are a candidate for a Phlebectomy or any other vein treatment, our medical staff will conduct a medical screening and ultrasound.
If you are interested in a consultation or learning more about the offerings available at our vein clinics, please contact us.