We Offer Phlebectomy for Our Valued Patients
Arizona Vein & Laser Institute provides phlebectomy treatment to patients throughout Arizona. Patients in Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, Surprise, Avondale, or Scottsdale can undergo fast and effective varicose vein phlebectomy at our state-of-the-art vein and laser center. We are proud to offer phlebectomy services to our valued patients. This procedure is offered in all six of our valley-wide locations.
What is Phlebectomy?
Phlebectomy, also known as vein stripping, is the manual removal of varicose veins that have not responded to sclerotherapy or laser treatments. These rope-like veins are no longer useful to your body’s circulatory system and must be pulled out by hand. A phlebectomy can have many benefits to both your appearance and circulatory function and can effectively eliminate veins that have remained unresponsive to other methods of treatment.
How Does Phlebectomy Work?
Depending on the size and location of the vein, as well as the type of phlebectomy procedure that is required, the procedure can be relatively simple. During this procedure, your vascular surgeon will perform your phlebectomy by applying local anesthesia, making a series of small cuts along the surface of your leg, and then carefully pulling the vein through these tiny incisions using a special tool. Most phlebectomy patients find the procedure minimally invasive, with only minor discomfort compared to the pain caused by their varicose veins.
What Are The Benefits of Phlebectomy?
When it comes to vein phlebectomy, there is a wide range of benefits that patients can reap. The benefits of phlebectomy of varicose veins include, but are not limited to, the following:
- No general anesthesia
- Long-term success rate
- Better for large veins
- Minimally invasive
- Quick recovery time
- Reduced risk of skin necrosis
Recovery Time After Phlebectomy Surgery
The amount of downtime a patient will need following phlebectomy depends largely on the type of vein removal required. Since there are several types of phlebectomy, recovery time can range from virtually nonexistent to a bit more extensive. Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure performed right in your vascular surgeon’s office that removes superficial veins from the surface of the skin on your leg. Ambulatory phlebectomy requires no stitches and minimal local anesthesia, and the patient can walk as soon as the procedure is completed. Micro-phlebectomy is a more extensive phlebectomy procedure involving veins that are too large to respond to sclerotherapy or laser treatments and may require several days of recovery, including wrapping the legs with elastic bandages.
Who Should Undergo Phlebectomy Treatment?
If previous varicose vein treatments have been ineffective, a phlebectomy procedure may be the best course of action for you. To be sure, your doctor will perform a vascular ultrasound to determine whether the vein in question is a good candidate for the vein-stripping procedure. If the vein is found to be unresponsive, your doctor will recommend phlebectomy surgery to manually remove the varicose vein from your leg. This vein removal surgery can be relatively simple.
Contact Us Today for Phlebectomy Treatment
If you’re a patient who needs vein phlebectomy surgery, you’ve come to the right place. Arizona Vein & Laser Institute offers varicose veins removal procedures performed by experienced vascular surgery specialists. Our board-certified team of vascular experts at the Arizona Vein & Laser Institute offers highly-effective phlebectomy procedures to get rid of varicose veins for good. Think phlebectomy may be right for you? Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert team.