Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure using tiny incisions to remove varicose veins lying immediately underneath the surface of the leg. This procedure is safe and highly effective. This incision technique can be used to remove both small and large diseased veins in the leg.
No stitches are required since the incisions made during the procedure are small. After the procedure the treated areas will be covered with a small dressing.
Like most of the procedures we offer, Phlebectomy is performed in our office, this procedure uses a local anesthetic only.
After the procedure, your leg will be wrapped using a comfy and warm compression wrap. You do not need to be admitted. The physician will recommend a follow-up visit or develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
Suitable Candidates for Phlebectomy
Sometimes, patients require a combination of Endovenous Ablation and Phlebectomy due to severe varicose veins.
How to Prepare for the Procedure
Please eat prior to the procedure. We recommend wearing comfortable, casual attire as Dr. Ramanath’s staff will give you shorts to put on during the procedure. Prior to the day of the procedure we will prescribe you an antibiotic to be taken before you arrive.
Recovery – What to Expect After the Procedure
Once the procedure is completed, the leg is dressed and a compression stocking is applied around the treated area. You should begin walking immediately after the procedure. We will provide instructions for this to you. Maximum, complete healing can take up to 2 weeks. Hence, wait until two weeks before using the leg for any strenuous activity.
Does Insurance Cover EVLT?
The majority of insurance carriers (including Medicare) cover EVLT. However, the insurance provider will only cover the cost of the procedure if it is considered medically necessary.
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For more information about Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), contact us today at Texas Vein Health. Dr. Vijay S. Ramanath will be available to diagnose your condition and determine if EVLT is ideal for you.