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What is ambulatory phlebectomy?

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What is ambulatory phlebectomy? The modern way of treating varicose veins either with endovenous laser ablation or VNUS closure technique will abolish the venous hypertension with a high pressure within the vein in 80 percent of the patients. In 20 percent of the patients, there are still residual veins that are noticed in the lower calf region after treatment. These residual veins are treated with ambulatory phlebectomy. Ambulatory phlebectomy is a technique where in an office setting with local anesthesia, we make small incisions or nicks in the skin and then remove the veins between adjacent incisions. This allows for a good cosmetic results and is very well-tolerated by patients.

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