Ambulatory Phlebectomy or “hook” Phlebectomy is a micro-extraction procedure used to remove lumpy, bulging Varicose Veins. Small instruments are used to remove these diseased veins permanently. The incisions required are so small, 1/8″, that they are closed with Band-Aids and not stitches. These tiny incisions usually heal completely without scarring. This technique is done in the office under local anesthesia. General anesthesia is not required. Walking is encouraged immediately. Most patients can return to work the following day. A compression stocking is worn over the band-aids. Bruising does occur and will take a few weeks to go away.
Remember, in many cases bulging varicose veins on the surface are actually caused by diseased internal veins. Therefore an ultrasound examination is important to make sure all the diseased veins are found and treated. This will minimize the chances of recurrence of vein problems in the future.
At the Vein Center at Johns Creek, Dr. William H. Johnson, MD and his staff are devoted to offering the best quality vein treatment in a tranquil, relaxed, comfortable and professional setting. As well, the Vein Center at Johns Creek provides various options to fit your needs such as Sclerotherapy and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
If you have any questions or concerns about leg vein problems like varicose veins or spider veins, feel free to make an appointment or contact the staff. For easy availability, Dr. William H. Johnson is located in Suwanee, GA. He also serves the surrounding areas like Duluth, Lilburn, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Roswell, Sugar Hill, Buford, and Duluth.
The information on this web page is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. Be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Johnson or a specialist if you have any concerns or questions.