What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
If you notice bulging varicose veins on your legs or somewhere else, it's a sign of a larger vein issue. Along with symptoms, such as leg swelling, skin discoloration, and even venous ulcers, our team at Vitality Vein Care offers ambulatory phlebectomy to help you address these issues and get back to your regular everyday activities. This minimally invasive treatment is often used in conjunction with endogenous ablation to treat the aching, burning, itching, and other symptoms of varicose veins. This treatment can remove the unsightly varicose veins, as well as other troublesome symptoms. For more information, contact board-certified vein specialists Drs. Bradley Hart, Aaron Roberts, or Daniel Rizzo at our office in Prosper, TX.
What are the benefits of ambulatory phlebectomy?
Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue. If left untreated, they can lead to serious health issues. Ambulatory phlebectomy reduces the appearance of these veins and improves your overall health. Vitality Vein Care is proud to offer ambulatory phlebectomy for the following reasons:
- Safe: This minimally invasive treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
- Effective: Ambulatory phlebectomy is effective for reducing painful symptoms like swelling and cramping.
- Convenient: Our procedure is performed on an outpatient basis — so patients can go home the same day without a long hospital stay.
Am I A Candidate For Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Ambulatory phlebectomy treatments at Vitality Vein Care can improve the appearance of bulging varicose veins that are on the legs or other body areas. These blood vessels are rarely a medical issue, but they are deemed a cosmetic problem. However, they can cause swelling, itching, aching, or even ulcers. Affected men and women may avoid certain clothing (such as swimsuits and shorts) or use a large amount of makeup to attempt to cover up their unsightly veins. Ambulatory phlebectomy is a good minimally invasive option for patients who are in overall good health, do not have a history of blood clots, and are not pregnant.
"As a board-certified, family practice physician, and a patient of Vitality Vein Care, although I live just over two hours away from this facility, I have still referred many patients to them, because they are worth the drive. I believe they provide the best of care to their patients, and with each patient I have sent, I continue to receive wonderful feedback regarding their experiences with Vitality Vein Care. I have consistently seen good outcomes, and some seem nearly miraculous, so, if anyone is hesitating for an evaluation, I believe they’re worth at least the first visit, and to receive the education they have regarding the condition that they find."- C.C. / Google / Oct 06, 2023
"Had an opportunity to visit with Stephanie Sealy. She and her team I now call Charlie's Angels worked me over pretty well and were extremely thorough. It can only get better from here. So here we go. I need the leg cramps to stop because they are so painful. My initial visit was pleasant and hopeful.....stay tune!"- J.Z. / Google / Nov 25, 2023
"I had wondered why my legs hurt. And WHY did I have leg cramps every night. During my annual physical my doctor recommended me to have Vitality look at me. They said it would be amazing. We just finished the last surgery… and WOW!! No more leg cramps! My legs feel GREAT. Truly. The doctors and nurses, and other staff members were all excellent. Service. 5 stars. If your legs hurt, do yourself a favor and see Vitality. The procedures were almost painless and were not hard for for me at all!"- R.J. / Google / Nov 14, 2023
". I had a great experience. I highly recommend Vitality Vein Care. The staff is great . They are simply great."- C.J. / Google / Nov 03, 2023
"I have a lot of anxiety over these procedures. The entire staff is caring & loving. They actually want you well and thriving! Both Dr Hart & Dr Rizzo and their staff are awesome.Vitality Vein Care I would highly recommend to anyone in need of these services."- B.H. / Google / Nov 02, 2023
How Does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Work?
This outpatient procedure is sought after by many of our Plano, Prosper, and Frisco, TX patients because they can walk in, walk out, and have little to no recovery. This procedure is performed utilizing a local anesthetic to help you remain comfortable. One of our talented doctors will make small microincisions near your vein and will remove the diseased vein from your body. Stitches are not usually required because the incisions are so small, between 2 – 3 millimeters. Many of our patients like this treatment because it completely removes the bulge associated with varicose veins. Once the procedure is complete, you can get home. It may take a few days to a week to heal, but the symptoms related to your vein will be gone. While you recover, you may experience bruising or swelling so we recommend wearing compression stockings the following days after your treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
As your body recovers from ambulatory phlebectomy, you will be advised to rest from physical activities for at least one week. Patients at Vitality Vein Care are recommended to not stand for longer than 20-minute intervals in this recovery period. Additionally, elevation of the treatment area will drastically increase your recovery rate. More detailed instructions will be given to you by your provider in your post-treatment instructions. Your healthy veins will redirect the excess blood in your legs and resume a normal flow of blood.
Ambulatory phlebectomy FAQs
What causes varicose veins?
There are many possible causes of varicose veins, but the most common is simply genetics. If you have a family member with varicose veins, you are more likely to develop them yourself. Other risk factors include being overweight or pregnant, which can put extra pressure on your veins. Standing or sitting for long periods of time can also contribute to the development of bulging veins.
Is ambulatory phlebectomy safe?
Vitality Vein Care uses the latest technology and equipment to ensure patients receive the best possible care. We are proud to offer ambulatory phlebectomy as a safe and effective treatment option for varicose veins. This minimally-invasive procedure only requires a short recovery period, and patients can return to normal activities within a few days.
What about over-the-counter treatments?
Drugstore solutions may seem like an easy fix for varicose veins, but they are often ineffective and could cause more harm than good. We recommend patients in Prosper, TX, consult with a vein specialist to discuss their options. A consultation is the best time to ask about our solutions and get more information about advanced treatments.
What will my results look like after treatment?
Once ambulatory phlebectomy is completed, you can expect to see smoother-looking skin and less visible veins. Many of our patients report improved appearance and confidence after working with our team. In addition, you may experience relief from associated symptoms such as swelling or achiness.
What is the cost of ambulatory phlebectomy?
The cost of ambulatory phlebectomy varies depending on the severity of your condition and the number of veins involved. Our administrative team at Vitality Vein Care can provide a cost estimate during an assessment. We are also happy to discuss various payment options and accept insurance plans from most major carriers.
When is the best time to schedule an appointment?
Our team of specialists can provide consultations and treatments at any time. We recommend booking an appointment as soon as possible if you experience symptoms related to your varicose veins. Our goal is to help our patients find relief quickly and safely, so don't hesitate to reach out for more information.
Remove Varicose Veins
If you're sick of looking at your varicose veins and are wanting a quick solution, ambulatory phlebectomy may be an ideal solution. Utilizing tiny incisions, our team of board-certified vein specialists, Drs. Daniel Rizzo, Bradley Hart, and Aaron Roberts, can remove these damaged and diseased veins, completely eliminating the bulge and other symptoms of varicose veins. For more information on this and our other vein treatments, contact Vitality Vein Care in Prosper, TX.