Ambulatory phlebectomy is an in-office surgical procedure, using local anesthesia, designed to remove varicose veins clustered close to the skin surface. Tiny incisions are made along the path of the enlarged varicose veins and the vein is removed. The incisions do not require stitches, and the scars are nearly imperceptible.
Following the procedure, the area is covered with a compression bandage and/or compression stockings. You will be able to walk immediately following the procedure and resume regular activity the following day. The procedure typically produces good cosmetic results after one procedure.