Do you have bulging or protruding varicose veins underneath the surface of your skin that cause you to be self-conscious about your legs? At Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh, our ambulatory phlebectomy procedure can quickly and comfortably remove these veins from your skin with minimal inconvenience to your schedule.
Serving Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania, Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh is led by Dr. Valerie Drnovsek. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how ambulatory phlebectomy can keep your skin clear of nuisance varicose veins.
What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
This procedure focuses on maximum results with minimal invasiveness and downtime. Ambulatory phlebectomy is among the most advanced techniques for removing dysfunctional varicose veins from the legs in order to help restore proper circulation and improve skin appearance. While past vein removal procedures required extensive incisions and surgery, vascular procedures have evolved to become more minimally invasive with a faster return to normal activities.
What Can I Expect During Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
This well-tolerated procedure is typically performed in our office with local anesthesia. During ambulatory phlebectomy, tiny incisions are created in the skin, and medium and large varicose veins are gently teased through the points of entry and completely removed from the body. The blood is redirected into healthier veins, improving overall circulation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Although millions of men and women experience varicose veins per year, not all cases of this vascular condition qualify for this procedure. The best way to determine if ambulatory phlebectomy is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Drnovsek and our medical team and have a thorough evaluation by experts in vascular care. Some contraindicating medical conditions may require further evaluation, and if ambulatory phlebectomy is the best course of treatment for your vascular care, we will create an individualized treatment plan for optimal results.
Is There Any Recovery Time?
As this is a minimally-invasive treatment, there is typically no recovery or downtime. This allows our patients to return to normal activities quickly, and their clearer, vein-free skin can be fully enjoyed immediately. Although it is possible for new varicose veins to develop in the future, completely removing larger deficient veins can help minimize the risk and maintain your results.
Contact Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Drnovsek and our medical team and find out if you are a good candidate for ambulatory phlebectomy for the removal of medium and large varicose veins.