What is ambulatory phlebectomy?

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Ambulatory phlebectomy is also known as microphlebectomy, tumescent ultracision microphlebectomy, stab phlebectomy, excisional phlebectomy, stab avulsion phlebectomy, hook phlebectomy and micro puncture phlebectomy.

The basic procedure in ambulatory phlebectomy is making a small puncture wound and removing varicose veins through them. They are typically done in the office using local anesthesia. Patients are discharged and can resume all activities immediately.

Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD

Vein Treatment Center

 

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Buffalo General Surgeon