Ambulatory Phlebectomy in Portland, ME
Severe varicose veins may seem like they’ll never go away, but an ambulatory phlebectomy can help you get the smooth, even skin you desire. Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are dedicated to giving you the quality care you deserve, so you can go back to living your healthiest and happiest life. We are proud to offer ambulatory phlebectomy to men and women in Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine.
What is an Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to surgically remove larger varicose veins, particularly those that are bulging and protruding above the skin’s surface. Our ambulatory phlebectomy procedure typically involves Dr. Abrahamsen making tiny incisions that allow him to insert a tool into the treated area and remove the affected vein in small sections. Ultrasound imaging may be used to locate the affected vein and guide the procedure for greater precision and ultimate results.
How Much does an Ambulatory Phlebectomy Cost?
The cost of your ambulatory phlebectomy is going to vary depending on your current health insurance plan and the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your ambulatory phlebectomy, we encourage you to come into our office for a private consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen and his skilled team.
What Can I Expect During my Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
At Advanced Vein Center, Dr. Abrahamsen performs ultrasound-guided ambulatory phlebectomy as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Because the incisions used to remove the vein are extremely small, patients do not have to worry about pain or scarring following their procedure. Through each small incision, a specialized tool will be inserted into the treated area to remove the affected varicose veins. Since the vein is actually removed from the leg, the results of the procedure are considered permanent.
What Can I Expect After my Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Because ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure, there is no formal downtime or recovery period following treatment. Mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the treated area is normal and typically resolves on its own within a few days of treatment. Dr. Abrahamsen may ask you to wear compression garments for several days following treatment. We also ask that you avoid soaking your legs in a tub or pool and avoid excessive exposure to the sun for three to four weeks following treatment.
Is an Ambulatory Phlebectomy Right for Me?
If you’re looking for a permanent, minimally invasive treatment to relieve your body of chronic discomfort and the unsightly appearance of severe varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy at the Advanced Vein Center may be right for you. The best way to find out if ambulatory phlebectomy is right for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate wellness goals.
Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Located in the heart of Portland, we are happy to offer our services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen today.