Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Stab Phlebectomy Varicose Vein Removal Chicago, IL & Munster, IN

Stab Phlebectomy Varicose Vein Removal Testimonial Chicago, IL

This is a “microsurgical” approach for large bulging varicose veins through the surface of the skin.

This procedure is often done at the same time as the EVLT.  Under local anesthesia, the diseased veins are delicately extracted using specially designed hooks. The incisions are truly stab wounds and are so small, no stitches are required and there is virtually no scarring.

How does the Procedure Work?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is typically done under light IV sedation or local anesthesia, so patients do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. The veins to be removed are carefully marked so the doctor knows precisely where to make the incisions for removal. Incisions used to remove the veins are so small, no stitches are required. Veins are removed in small sections until the entire vein is removed. The procedure is relatively quick, although the specific length of time will vary based on the number of veins the patient will have removed.

What is the Recovery Like?

After the procedure, the patient is fitted with compression stockings to reduce the risk of blood clots and swelling and promote healing. The stockings will need to be worn for about one week after the procedure. Most patients find that mild swelling and discomfort after the procedure can be effectively managed with over the counter pain medications. Symptoms usually abate after the first 24 hours. Patients are allowed to resume normal activities as early as the day after the procedure, although strenuous exercise is discouraged for approximately two weeks.

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Are there Risks?

Like any medical procedure, ambulatory phlebectomy does have a few risks associated with the procedure. Risks are generally rare and might include:

Are Results Permanent?

Because the targeted vein is completely removed, ambulatory phlebectomy is considered a permanent solution to varicose veins. Some patients may have new varicose veins develop over time, which would require subsequent sessions to treat.

Ambulatory phlebectomy continues to be the treatment of choice for many large varicose veins today. Whether you want to remove your varicose veins for cosmetic reasons or to eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany them, our staff can help you weigh your options in varicose vein treatments to determine whether ambulatory phlebectomy is the right choice for you.

Advanced Vein Clinics is fluent in Spanish and Polish. Our Wood Dale vein clinic is just a short drive from Addison, Arlington Heights, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Melrose Park, Mount Prospect, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park and Villa Park, Illinois.

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Our Munster NW Indiana Vein Clinic and Med Spa is a short drive from Dyer, East Chicago, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, Portage, Saint John and Schereville, Indiana and is just a short drive from Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Evergreen Park, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Matteson, Oak Forest, Riverdale, Richton Park, Sauk Village, South Holland, and Steger, Illinois.

For more information about this and other varicose veins and venous ulcers treatments performed at our IndianaSouth Loop and Suburban Chicago Vein Clinics, call 1-800-VEIN-DOC or 630.860.0035