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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Remove Your Varicose Veins Today

Dr. Zimmet uses ambulatory phlebectomy treatment to remove large bulging varicose veins through small (2-3 mm) punctures in the skin above the vein. The treatment is minimally invasive, and is completed in our office under local anesthesia. The procedure usually takes an hour or less. When you come to our office for an appointment, Dr. Zimmet will evaluate your veins and medical history and discuss the right treatment options for your situation.

What is the Process for Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

When you come into our office for an ambulatory phlebectomy, Dr. Zimmet will make small punctures in your skin and use a device called a phlebectomy hook to remove the problem vein. The procedure is completed under local anesthesia in one hour or less. The punctures often heal without any visible scar.

Before you leave our office, we apply a compression bandage and place a stocking over the bandage. We recommend patients wear the bandage for three days and the stocking for about one week. For the first week after the procedure, we advise patients to do aerobic activity, such as walking or biking for about an hour per day and to avoid hot baths, heavy lifting and long travel. Patients may resume any other normal daily activities.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy Results

Ambulatory phlebectomy removes the varicose vein. Patients experience minimal, temporary bruising and discomfort. We recommend that patients do aerobic exercise right after treatment in order to promote healthy vascular flow.

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Ideal Candidates for Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is most often used on large, bulging varicose veins. When you come to our office for an appointment, Dr. Zimmet will review your complete medical history and evaluate your veins to determine which vein treatments are most appropriate.

In most cases, ambulatory phlebectomy is done in conjunction with other treatments such as endovenous laser ablation for underlying dysfunctional veins and sclerotherapy for smaller surface veins.

Want to know what treatment options are best for you? Call us today at (512) 485-7700 to set up your consultation with Dr. Zimmet.

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Austin, Texas

1500 W. 34th Street
Austin, TX 78703
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