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Ambulatory Phlebectomy in Atlanta: Advanced Vein Treatment at Georgia Endovascular

Providing relief for varicose veins and associated symptoms.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-quarter of adults in the United States have varicose veins.

People with varicose veins might feel embarrassment and discomfort due to their appearance. In addition, they may experience leg heaviness, fatigue, pain, aching, burning, or swelling in the affected area. The pressure of the veins can cause the skin to discolor, thicken, and ulcerate.

Georgia Endovascular understands the significant impact of varicose veins on a person's self-confidence and quality of life. Our expert team provides advanced vein treatments like ambulatory phlebectomy to help reduce the symptoms of varicose veins and restore the patient's health and appearance.

Learn how ambulatory phlebectomy procedures help patients achieve a healthy, vibrant, and pain-free lifestyle.

What Does an Ambulatory Phlebectomy Involve?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a relatively simple outpatient procedure used to remove varicose veins. The term "ambulatory" refers to the fact that the procedure can be done on an outpatient basis. Patients can walk in and out of the procedure—no hospitalization is needed. “Phlebectomy" is a term used to describe the surgical removal of veins.

During the procedure, local anesthesia is infiltrated around the varicose veins and small incisions are made in the skin near the varicosities. A thin, hook-like instrument is then used to remove the veins. The incisions are then closed with steri-strips, and the area is bandaged. The procedure is very safe and effective. The majority of patients resume their typical activities within a few days.

A medical evaluation before the procedure will uncover any issues that could cause potential complications. The patient's medical history and current health will be discussed during the evaluation, and a physical exam will be performed.

Ambulatory phlebectomy isn’t usually painful. Patients may experience some discomfort during the procedure during the injection of local anesthetic. After local anesthetic is infiltrated around the veins the remainder procedure is usually painless. After the procedure, patients may experience some soreness and swelling in the area, but this should subside within a few days.

Am I a Candidate for an Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for ambulatory phlebectomy in Atlanta is to book an evaluation with our experienced vein specialists. During the consultation, your specialist will assess your condition and discuss the procedure's benefits and risks. With their expertise, they can advise you on the best treatment options to provide relief from your varicose veins and associated symptoms.

How Do I Prepare for an Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Discussing your medical history and current health with your specialist is essential to preparing for an ambulatory phlebectomy procedure. You should also inform them of any medications you are taking—you may be asked to avoid taking medications that thin the blood (e.g., ibuprofen and aspirin) for at least two weeks before the procedure.

On the day of the procedure, wear loose, comfortable clothing and avoid food and liquids for six hours beforehand.

What Risks Are Involved?

Generally, the risks associated with ambulatory phlebectomy are minor. Mild discomfort during the procedure can be addressed successfully with a local anesthetic.

Following an ambulatory phlebectomy, patients may experience some soreness and swelling in the treated area. However, this should subside within a few short days. Patients can usually return to normal activities in 1-3 days, but following the doctor's instructions is essential.

It is also important to keep the area clean and dry and avoid strenuous activities and prolonged periods of standing. You should monitor the treated area for indications of infection, like fever, redness, or swelling. If any of these symptoms occur, contact the doctor immediately.

More severe complications of ambulatory phlebectomy may include bleeding, infection, blood clots, and nerve damage. Very rarely, the procedure might cause permanent scarring or discoloration of the skin. Additionally, some patients may experience recurrence of the varicose veins or other symptoms after the procedure.

Contact the doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms or complications.

Effective, Safe, and Compassionate Vein Treatment at Georgia Endovascular

You deserve the best vein treatment available.

Don't suffer from long-term pain and discomfort due to varicose veins. Vein treatments such as an ambulatory phlebectomy can help you lower your risk of developing complications such as blood clots, infection, and nerve damage. Furthermore, vein treatments can improve blood flow, quality of life, and confidence.

Contact our caring team of vein specialists at 678-915-2000 for a consultation today.

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