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Ambulatory Hook Phlebectomy

Overview
Ambulatory hook phlebectomy is a slightly more invasive surgery to remove incompetent veins in which a surgeon makes multiple incisions along the varicose vein to literally "fish-out" the vein of the leg using surgical hooks.

Detailed Description
The procedure is well tolerated by patients and produces good cosmetic results. Long-term results are usually excellent. In contrast to sclerotherapy of large varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy minimizes the risks of intra-arterial injection, skin necrosis, and residual skin darkening. It is done in either an operating room or the treatment room in an office, using either local or regional anesthesia.
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Compression treatments

Ambulatory hook phlebectomy

Transilluminated powered phlebectomy

Last updated: 26-May-04


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