In this procedure, several tiny cuts are made in the skin through which the varicose vein is removed.
Ambulatory phlebectomy (also known as microphlebectomy, ambulatory phlebectomy, or stab avulsion) is a technique to remove unsightly varicose veins. In this procedure, several tiny cuts are made in the skin through which the varicose vein is removed. The tiny cuts are closed with butterfly tapes and lead to a nice cosmetic result. This procedure is typically performed in the office under local anesthesia with or without sedation. Phlebectomy might be done along with another treatment for varicose veins, including radiofrequency treatment or sclerotherapy.
Phlebectomy usually does not lead to complications. Possible complications include short-term skin color change, infection, pain, and tiny red spider veins. Phlebectomy can help improve the cosmetic appearance of skin after treatment.1 But this procedure is less likely to fix varicose veins when the leg veins are not working well. Because that is the case for most varicose veins, this procedure is usually used along with other treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation.