At Fox Vein Experts, we specialize in minimally-invasive vein procedures that create maximum results with minimal downtime. In cases of medium to large varicose veins that cannot be effectively treated with visual sclerotherapy or laser treatments, we offer ambulatory phlebectomy to clear your skin without extensive surgery or healing.
What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Typically an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia, ambulatory phlebectomy removes medium to large-sized varicose veins through tiny incisions in the skin. The veins are teased out through the small holes without causing any major scarring or requiring major surgery, which is a significant advancement from the extensive vein stripping procedures of the past.
In some cases, these types of veins can also be treated with several sessions of sclerotherapy, but ambulatory phlebectomy can create results that are more immediate. While having varicose veins causes no symptoms in some people, in others this venous deficiency can lead to:
- Aching and pain in the legs
- Itching near the site of the veins
- Heaviness or swelling of the legs
Patients who are experiencing symptoms often feel quick relief after this procedure, and it is often performed in less than an hour with minimal to no scarring.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Varicose veins are characterized by various types and severities, not all of which qualify for this procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Fox and her medical team, your vascular condition and medical history will be evaluated, and we will help you determine if ambulatory phlebectomy is right for you or if another vein removal treatment would be more effective.
Is There Any Recovery Time?
Although this procedure requires small incisions in the skin, most patients return to normal activities immediately afterward without any necessary recovery time. Our medical team will provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions, and you may be advised to wear compression stockings and maintain a daily walking regimen in order to maintain good circulation and help prevent more varicose veins from developing in the future.
With locations in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines in Florida, Fox Vein Experts is led by Dr. Susan Fox. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how ambulatory phlebectomy can remove dysfunction veins from your skin safely and without major disruption to your normal activities.