Treating Varicose Veins with Ambulatory Phlebectomy at Texas Endovascular

Relieving bulging veins and their symptoms with personalized care and advanced treatment.

Varicose veins are one of the most common vein-related conditions affecting nearly 23% of adults yearly.

While they can take a toll on your self-esteem, they can also cause unrelenting symptoms, such as throbbing, itching, or constant pain.

At Texas Endovascular, we understand how much bulging varicose veins can affect the overall health of your lower extremities.

That’s why we are here to help by treating varicose veins with ambulatory phlebectomy– a minimally-invasive vascular procedure with maximum results and relief.

You shouldn’t have to live with the pain and appearance of bulging varicose veins forever; we can help eliminate them and provide symptom relief immediately.

Continue reading to learn more about treating varicose veins with an ambulatory phlebectomy, including procedural steps, treatment goals, and potential risks of this minimally-invasive treatment option.

What is an Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive outpatient surgical procedure that removes bulging varicose veins.

Before recommending an ambulatory phlebectomy, one of our doctors will perform a complete medical examination to determine the cause of your pain and whether the procedure is most appropriate for your condition.

Most experience little to no pain during and after the procedure and can walk immediately following the surgery.

Most patients report immediate symptom relief following treatment. However, there may be some residual tenderness and discomfort for up to a week after the procedure.

Who Should Get an Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a wonderful option for those living with bulging varicose veins close to the skin’s surface.

This procedure aims to remove the insufficient veins and associated symptoms to provide long-term relief and elevated vascular health.

It is best to speak to a vascular specialist to discuss your condition before opting for any vascular surgery or procedure.

What to Expect During an Ambulatory Phlebectomy Procedure

Ambulatory phlebectomy is most often performed on the thighs or lower legs. Local anesthesia is used to reduce any discomfort associated with the procedure.

During the procedure, one of our experienced specialists makes several small incisions in the affected area to extract one or more bulging varicose veins.

The affected veins can be removed entirely from the body during the treatment without impacting other veins in the area. Once removed, all symptoms associated with the varicose veins resolve immediately.

The procedure is called “ambulatory” because the patient can walk immediately without downtime or limitations.

Since the incisions are so small, stitches are not required, and there is minimal scarring which usually disappears entirely within six months.

Risks and Complications

Although the risks are minimal, ambulatory phlebectomy is a surgical procedure, and all surgical procedures involve some risk.

The possible issues that patients may face during or immediately following treatment include

  • an allergic reaction to the anesthetic
  • bruising
  • inflammation
  • infection at the surgical site
  • nerve injury

Before you begin your procedure, our compassionate team will discuss any risks involved and answer any questions you may have.

Advanced Vein Care in Texas

You shouldn’t live with unrelenting pain, swelling, or tenderness due to bulging varicose veins. Get the symptom relief you need sooner at Texas Endovascular.

Intervening early helps prevent the escalation of pain and the progression of symptoms.

Our experienced and compassionate team is here to help you feel your best again. Please schedule an appointment at one of our Houston area clinics today to get the vein care you need.

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