For very large varicose veins that pose some type of difficulty for EVLA treatment, we at Sutton Place Laser Vein Care have another tool that we use to make sure your veins are taken care of and to show you how to get rid of varicose veins. When veins are particularly deep, or twisted, EVLA may not serve as the solution you need to take care of your varicose veins, and in these situations we often find our ambulatory phlebectomy is a more successful choice. While more invasive than an EVLA procedure, ambulatory phlebectomy is minimally so, and we find that our patients can get back to their everyday lives rather quickly after receiving the procedure.
Depending on a patient’s individual vein situation, an ambulatory phlebectomy can be a once and done procedure, or a procedure to follow a previous EVLA. While the EVLA may have taken care of more superficial veins or veins closer to the surface, deeper problems could be present that could cause the EVLA to be less successful, and these veins will be cared for using an ambulatory phlebectomy instead.
While the procedure is somewhat invasive, it is minimally so, and you’ll be able to be awake and alert throughout the whole process should you choose to do so. General anesthetics can have side effects and risks, as well as cause a real disruption in your daily life, so many of our NYC area patients find relief that this procedure is one that can be done comfortably and efficiently using only numbing agents.
The procedure itself is a simple one, and once the leg is sufficiently numbed, a few small incisions are made into the leg so that problem veins may be reached. Once the incisions are placed, a tiny hook is placed into the leg to pull and remove any problem varicose veins from the body.
At Sutton Place Laser Vein Care, we don’t want our patients to fear our ambulatory phlebectomy procedure, as this is a rather simple process with minimal pain and downtime that really allows us to get to the root of a deep or complicated varicose vein problem. To inquire further about our ambulatory phlebectomy procedures, or to schedule a consultation to talk about your veins, simply call us today to get started!