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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Vein disorders, such as varicose veins or spider veins, can cause pain, swelling and a reduced quality of life. Under the care of Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, a board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician with expertise in vein disease, you can look forward to a pain-free future, unencumbered by the problems associated with varicose or spider veins. Patients in Lima and Celina, OH, as well as the communities surrounding Auglaize County can contact us to learn more or to schedule a free screening or consultation.

What Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure which removes varicose veins. At the Vein Care Center, we typically perform this procedure in conjunction with Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). During Ambulatory Phlebectomy treatment, tiny incisions are made so that we can remove the vein using a vein hook. It is performed under local anesthesia, and there is no downtime following the treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

There are many benefits to choosing Ambulatory Phlebectomy as a means to treat your venous condition. These include:

  • Usually no stitches or sutures are needed
  • Low incidence of recurrence
  • Immediate results
  • Minimally invasive
  • Minimal discomfort following procedure
  • Performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure
  • No downtime

What Is the Difference Between Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Vein-Stripping Surgery?

Unlike vein-stripping surgery, in which a larger, deeper vein is removed through a major incision, Ambulatory Phlebectomy is minimally invasive. Tiny incisions, as small as 1mm, are made along the path of the vein. The vein is then “fished out” using a special hook.

Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Right for Me?

Ambulatory Phlebectomy may be right for you if you suffer with painful, twisted superficial varicosities in the leg.

Who Should Avoid Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Ambulatory Phlebectomy may not be the right option for those patients with active rashes, arterial circulation issues, clotting disorders or infections. Dr. Aggarwal will perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether the procedure is appropriate for your particular case.

At the Vein Care Center, Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, provides expert services in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and spider veins to patients living in Lima, Celina and the areas around Auglaize County, OH. By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, Dr. Aggarwal can provide a treatment plan customized specifically for each patient. To receive more information or schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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