Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a relatively minor surgical procedure that removes your varicose veins through small punctures or incisions in the skin. It's primarily performed on larger varicose veins. This surgical procedure is done at Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, located 1 block from our office. You are administered MAC anesthesia and will need to have a driver. Tiny punctures or incisions along the skin are made through which the varicose veins are pulled out piece by piece. The incisions are generally so small that stitches aren't needed. When the procedure is done, most patients are awake quickly afterward and do not get some of the side effects commonly associated with general anesthesia, such as nausea and feeling sleepy. You can get up and walk shortly after surgery and should be able to continue your normal daily routine the following day. It is common to experience some temporary swelling and bruising. After treatment, you will need to wear compression stockings for at least a week to help you heal. You will follow up with Dr. Mohammad-Zadeh to monitor your progress.

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