Ambulatory Phlebectomy

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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a treatment used for varicose veins. Itโ€™s done as an office procedure under local anaesthesia. The vein to be treated is marked, the area is prepared, tiny incisions are given on the skin, and the vein is pulled out with special hooks. Stitches are generally not required. After the procedure, the treatment leg is bandaged.

Doctor checking spider veins on women's leg

Post Procedure

After the procedure, the patient will be able to walk and continue with their daily activities. They will likely experience some side effects, but these tend to be minor and temporary. Pain is generally minimal.

Vein Care is very conscious of cosmesis. Depending on the patientโ€™s age, the incisions are planned in such a way that stitches are not required. The incisions are closed by steristrips. After one week of procedure the steristrips are removed. The scarring is usually minimal. Common side effects include temporary swelling and bruising, inflammation, and temporary skin numbness.

 

Other Procedures

Ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in conjunction with ultrasound guided scleretherapy and endovenous laser treatment to address visible bulgy veins. Surgically tying veins of (ligation) and pulling them out (stripping) are other procedures which is slowly becoming less popular because of general anaesthetics, hospitalizations, downtime and high recurrence rate.

 

Who is Eligible?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is not suitable for everyone. It is especially not recommended for those unable to walk on their own.

It is important to be aware that no treatment offers a foolproof cure for varicose veins, which are, by their nature, chronic and prone to recurrence. Early treatment can help avert costly and debilitating complications including stains, dermatitis, thrombophlebitis, leg ulcers and other venous diseases.

Vein Care recommends consulting with a varicose vein specialist, who can create a plan uniquely styled to you. This plan may address lifestyle choices that can help reduce the recurrence of varicose veins.

To book vein treatment for any of the listed conditions, make an appointment with the Melbourne specialists at Vein Care.

Call us on 1300 568 676 or contact us online

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Lesley
Lesley
28 February 2023
Having my varicose veins was something I had thought about for a while but was hesitant. After my initial consult with Dr Dhillon, all my fears and doubts were put to rest.Dr Dhillon thoroughly explained all the procedures and answered my questions , so much so that I booked my procedures the very next day. Over the next few months Jo and Dr Dhillon really took care of me.Dr Dhillon explained everything he was doing at the time and always ensured that I was comfortable with the procedure. The results have certainly exceeded my expectations and not having bulging varicose veins on the back of my leg has certainly made me more comfortable wearing dresses. I cannot recommend Dr Dhillon highly enough, a very talented, personable and humble man.
John Fells
John Fells
20 February 2023
Excellent to the highest standard ! I would have to go back in time 25 years since my legs looked this good, all the bubbly varicose veins gone. Everything is explained and costed beforehand, this removed all the anxiety before I underwent surgery. After every surgical procedure a review was carried out a week or so later. There's quite a number of appointments involved to cover everything on both legs but the appointment schedule has a degree of flexibility. It's a bit of a journey at the start but you'll be glad you stayed the journey to the end when you see the results.
Andrew Corfield
Andrew Corfield
16 January 2023
I had bad varicose veins in my legs and decided after 20 odd years to do something about it. I did my research found Dr Dhillion on line and saw the amount of years he had been practising in this type of treatment. I booked a consultation with him and he took me through the process of what to expect. Over the next six months i had three types of treatment and the results are just amazing. No more self conscious moments when summer arrived and my legs don't ache or itch anymore. I cannot thank Dr Dhillion enough and highly recommend him to anyone who wants to get rid of varicose veins and feel so much better about themselves, i do. Thank you Dr Dhillion for everything you have done for me and for fixing my legs. Special mention to Jo and Abbie on reception who were always kind and helpful with any appointments and queries i had. Thank you all ๐Ÿ™‚
anaya sharma
anaya sharma
28 November 2022
great place for vein care
Sonya Llewellyn
Sonya Llewellyn
18 November 2022
Dr Dhillon & his team are amazing!! From the 1st visit to the last I was treated with outstanding care & the results speak for themselves!! After years of covering up unsightly veins on my legs, I can finally say they're all gone! I am so grateful & would recommend Dr Dhillon in a heartbeat!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™‚
Alison Ripley Cubitt
Alison Ripley Cubitt
8 November 2022
I received an outstanding level of care from Dr Dhillon and his team. All the procedures and costs were explained to me in advance. I canโ€™t recommend this practice highly enough.
Danielle Buultjens
Danielle Buultjens
8 November 2022
Excellent advice and service. Would recommend.
Wendy McNally
Wendy McNally
5 October 2022
Very professional and courteous staff deliver quality treatment with great results.
ellen wade
ellen wade
12 August 2022
Veincare have successfully removed varicose veins after 3 lots of surgery failed. Process did not involve anaesthetics and down time.
George Stav
George Stav
10 April 2022
Not the best experience Iโ€™ve had. Edit- thanks for explaining It- itโ€™s understandable to make mistakes. Thanks