Ambulatory phlebectomy, also called mini, micro, or stab avulsion phlebectomy is a method of removing undesired superficial veins through small incisions while under local anesthetic. The results are remarkable with minimal to no scarring! It has been recommended when the size and pressure of blood in a vein is too great for sclerotherapy, and the skin characteristics of the patient make it difficult for sclerotherapy to achieve the desired cosmetic results. The ambulatory phlebectomy procedure bridges the gap between sclerotherapy and more invasive procedures.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an in-office surgical technique performed under local anesthesia. The procedure involves removing the faulty vein or perforator through minute punctures that require no stitches and leave no scars. A patient that opts for a mini-phlebectomy can walk out of the office and participate in normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. Mini-phlebectomy is often performed in conjunction with Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT) and other techniques.
The Benefits of having an Ambulatory Mini-Phlebectomy
- It is a very simple procedure
- It is performed under local anesthetic in our office.
- It is cost efficient and will not incur any additional charges from a hospital
- Minimally invasive, low risk of scarring, or post-surgical infection
- Treatment can be conducted under an hour
- Speedy recovery with minimimal post-operative pain