Ambulatory Phlebectomy


Phlebectomy is a method of removing larger bulging veins on the surface of the legs.  The procedure involves making tiny punctures or incisions through which the varicose veins are removed. The incisions are so small that no stitches are required. Veins are very collapsible such that even large veins may be removed.  There is no need for general anesthesia.  Your leg will be numbed in the treated area with lidocaine or EMLA Cream. (EMLA Cream is a topical anesthetic that numbs the skin and decreases the sensation of pain.) After treatment, a compression bandage or stocking is worn and the patient is able to walk following the procedure.