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How Does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Get Rid of Varicose Veins?

You have several treatment options for eliminating varicose veins, but most will take weeks to remove the treated veins completely. Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minor procedure that removes visible varicose veins in minutes, allowing Dr. Dohner and your team at New York Skin & Vein Center to customize a treatment plan that provides the best results. 

What are Varicose Veins?

Twisted, bulging, or discolored leg veins are a common problem, but varicose veins also signal a problem with the circulation in your legs. These veins have become stretched and damaged because the one-way valves that prevent the backflow of blood no longer work properly. Blood backs up, resulting in varicose veins both on the surface and not visible.

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How Does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Get Rid of Varicose Veins?

Dr. Dohner will often use a combination of treatments to restore healthy circulation to your legs as well as improve their aesthetic appearance. Ambulatory phlebectomy can play an important role in your treatment plan if you have visible or raised veins close to the surface. Unlike other treatments, ambulatory phlebectomy removes the treated vein without waiting weeks for results. 

During ambulatory phlebectomy, Dr. Dohner makes tiny incisions (about the size of a freckle) and inserts a small tool that removes the veins. Your body does not need these damaged veins. Removing them lets blood flow to other, healthier ones. Dr D often performs this treatment in combination with endovenous laser treatments to improve blood flow.

Is There Any Downtime After Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

You can return to work and resume most of your usual activities after ambulatory phlebectomy. You will be instructed to wear compression stockings, and wearing them correctly is important to achieving your best results. You will also need to walk regularly to promote circulation. You may have some bruising in the area lasting a few weeks. Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen on the area.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Am I a Candidate for Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Only a consultation can determine whether ambulatory phlebectomy will become part of your treatment plan. Good candidates have unsightly, bulging surface veins they want to remove quickly. Candidates should be able to walk for several minutes at a time. People with certain medical conditions should not have this procedure. 

What Results Will I See With Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

You will notice that the treated vein is gone immediately after the procedure. However, bruising and swelling can make the area look discolored until they fade. Within a few weeks, these effects will fade, and you can appreciate your clear, smooth skin. The incisions are so small that they will not leave visible marks.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person ambulatory phlebectomy consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Center at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you.

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