An Ambulatory phlebectomy micro-extraction is a procedure that allows for the removal of large surface varicosities through very small incisions that need no stitches. It is usually performed in conjunction with radio-frequency ablation or endovenous laser ablation or another anti-reflux procedure. Skin incisions or needle punctures as small as 2-3 mm are used to extract veins with a phlebectomy hook. A hook is inserted into a micro-incision in the leg. A section of the vein is hooked and then removed through the incision. With this procedure, a compression stocking is worn for 7 to 10 days. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing. After the vein is removed, the leg is wrapped with an ace bandage and the patient can get up and walk around the office prior to going home. The ace bandage is removed and the patient will wear a support stocking for 7 to 10 days after surgery. Most of our patients are not at all uncomfortable and need no pain medication. Patients may stand and walk and return to work on the day following surgery. Strenuous activity is limited to 7 to 10 days. The results of the procedure have been excellent both from a cosmetic and patient satisfaction point of view.
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