With the Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP) procedure, veins are removed through a series of tiny incisions using specialized clamps and hooks. The incisions are so small that no stitches are required. Even large varicose veins may be removed through the tiny incisions using this technique. Since visible surface veins are surgically removed, the results are usually immediate, and recurrence is unlikely.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP) is an outpatient procedure that only uses dilute local anesthesia, usually inconjunction with endovenous laser ablation. Following an AP procedure, a compression stocking and bandage is worn, and walking is immediately encouraged to increase venous flow and to reduce the risk of blood clot formation. Complications are minimal.
If you suffer from varicose veins, Dr. Hansen of Lazaderm and/or Physicians Vein Clinics will provide you with a skilled evaluation to determine which type of treatment is best for you.