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What is ambulatory phlebectomy?

An outpatient procedure to remove bulging superficial veins through small slit-like incisions in the skin






What can I expect after having ambulatory phlebectomy?

  • You may walk immediately after surgery within the limits of comfort

  • Continue to wear compression therapy as directed

  • Temporary bruising and swelling is normal after treatment

  • Time off from work may be appropriate if extensive ambulatory phlebectomy is performed

What are potential complications?

  • Temporary bruising and swelling

  • Inflammation caused by remaining small segments of vein (thrombophlebitis)

  • Skin numbness

  • Allergic reaction to local anesthesia

  • Incision site infection (low risk, reduced with standard wound cleansing as instructed after surgery)

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