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. The expert team at the Advanced Vein Center is dedicated to helping men and women address leg vein challenges with leading, professional care and the most effective treatments available. We are proud to offer ambulatory phlebotomy to patients in Greater Portland, Lewiston, Central, and Southern Maine.
What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to surgically remove larger varicose veins in patients that present certain characteristics, particularly those that have severe varicose veins that bulge and protrude above the skin’s surface. An ambulatory phlebectomy procedure generally involves tiny incisions in the target area enabling our expert providers to remove the affected vein(s) in small sections. When necessary, ultrasound imaging may be used to locate the affected vein and guide the procedure.
How Much Does An Ambulatory Phlebectomy Cost?
The cost of an ambulatory phlebectomy procedure will vary depending on your health insurance plan and the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. For a more accurate and personalized cost estimate, we can gladly schedule you for a private consultation with one of our skilled team to discuss your concerns, goals, and treatment options in more detail.
What Can I Expect During My Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
At the Advanced Vein Center, our expert medical providers perform ultrasound-guided ambulatory phlebectomy as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. The procedure involves minuscule incisions that enable your provider to insert a specialized tool in the treatment area. This tool is used to precisely remove the affected varicose vein and the bulging appearance associated with it. The incisions involved with this procedure are extremely small, eliminating concerns about pain or scarring. Because the vein is physically 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 are normal and typically resolves on its own within a few days post-treatment. Your provider may ask you to wear compression garments for several days following treatment to support the healing process. 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?
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an ideal treatment for those looking for a permanent, minimally invasive treatment to help eliminate the chronic discomfort and unsightly appearance of severe varicose veins. To determine if you are a candidate for ambulatory phlebectomy, and to discuss your treatment journey, we encourage you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our vein experts. During your visit, your provider will sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Contact Us Today
The expert team at the Advanced Vein Center is proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Conveniently located on Congress Street in Portland, we offer leading vein services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, Rumford, Lewiston, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.
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