Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that removes superficial veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin. The procedure involves four different steps:
1. outlining or marking the veins to be treated;
2. injecting local anesthesia into the skin;
3. surgical removal of the bulging veins, segment by segment, through small incisions, and
4. wearing compression stockings for one week or more after surgery.
WHEN IS AMBULATORY PHLEBECTOMY APPROPRIATE?
Ambulatory phlebectomy may be used to remove both asymptomatic and symptomatic superficial veins from the skin. Typically, treated veins are the larger, bulging (raised) and varicose veins, although smaller veins may also be removed with ambulatory phlebectomy. Ambulatory phlebectomy may be combined with other therapies in the treatment of venous reflux.
VENEFIT VNUS CLOSURE
Venefit™ is a clinically proven, minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux, with little or no pain.
VNUS Closure™ patients can walk away from the vein procedure and be back to everyday activities – either at home or at work – typically within a day.