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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure utilized to remove symptomatic superficial veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin.Typically, treated veins are the larger, bulging (raised) and varicose veins, although smaller veins may also be removed with this procedure. Ambulatory phlebectomy is performed under local anesthesia by vein disorder expert, Dr. Carl Fastabend and the experienced team at the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana.

Potential phlebectomy candidates should have a proper and thorough vein evaluation, which may include a relevant history, physical exam and ultrasound examination.

The procedure is outlined in 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 slit-like incisions
  4. Wearing compression stockings for one week or more following the procedure
Patients experience little to no discomfort following the procedure, especially if compression stockings are worn as directed. Patients can walk immediately following the procedure and can carry on with normal daily activities except for strenuous exercise and moderate to heavy lifting.
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