Varicose veins can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort. The good news is that you have a variety of options when it comes to varicose vein treatment. Ambulatory phlebectomy is a popular option for a number of reasons. Performed on its own or with another type of treatment, it offers a several benefits.

Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Small Incisions

During an ambulatory phlebectomy, the vein doctor makes small incisions in the area being treated. Usually, incisions are no more than 2 mm long.

There are a number of advantages of using smaller incisions. For one thing, the small size of the incisions means that the procedure can be performed without general anesthesia. Using only local anesthesia reduces the risks associated with the procedure. It also reduces the cost and the length of recovery.

An additional benefit of making small incisions is that scarring is minimal. The small incisions heal on their own easily and usually don’t leave noticeable scars.

Short Recovery Time

The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis and many people are able to go back to work or their other daily activities right away. The procedure not only has a short recovery time, it also doesn’t inconvenience people who have it. For example, since the treatment doesn’t require general anesthesia or sedation, those who have it are usually able to  get themselves to and from the Houston vein clinic without having to ask a friend or relative for a ride.

Works Well With Other Procedures

Depending on the number, size or type of venous problem a patient has, a number of different procedures may be required. Patients can often combine ambulatory phlebectomy with a range of other treatments, such as Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), for deeper veins or sclerotherapy for spider veins or smaller varicose veins.

It Works

One very important benefit of the procedure is that it actually works. The procedure is an effective way to remove varicose veins, particularly those veins that are close to the surface of the skin. Not only is the treatment effective, it also tends to have fewer side effects and a lower risk for complications compared to other, more invasive vein treatment options.

Varicose veins don’t have to disrupt your life. More importantly, treating your varicose veins shouldn’t disrupt your life. To learn more about your treatment options in Houston, Texas, talk to the vein doctors at Metro Vein Centers today. Contact our Houston practice to schedule your consultation.