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.
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.
Ambulatory hook phlebectomy
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Last updated: 26-May-04