ambulatory phlebectomy


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am·bu·la·to·ry phle·bec·to·my

(am'byū-lă-tōr-ē flĕ-bek'tŏ-mē)
A minimally invasive procedure in which subcutaneous varices are excised through small punctures.
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Instead, it focuses on anatomy and pathophysiology, and diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as laser surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy, and endovenous thermal ablation.
The only solutions available were risky vein removal surgeries such as vein stripping and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Microphlebectomy, which was described by Muller (24) and is often referred to as ambulatory phlebectomy, allows the removal of the varicosities quite effectively without leaving objectionable scars.
ambulatory phlebectomy, or removal of veins through a series of tiny incisions; often done in an office under local anesthesia
VNUS also provides the Closure PLUS RF delivery device, Closure procedure packs and accessories, VarEx, a line of instruments used to perform ambulatory phlebectomy, and compression stockings through a partnership with Venosan North America.
In the public health care system, surgical stripping and ambulatory phlebectomy are cost-effective options for patients because the government reimburses for these procedures, and physicians do not need to purchase capital equipment to perform these techniques.
March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- VNUS Medical Technologies announced today the introduction of a new line of surgical instruments used to perform ambulatory phlebectomy, the mini-surgical removal of varicose veins.
The Company estimates that there are between two and three million sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy procedures performed annually in the United States.
The Company also estimates that there are between 2 and 3 million sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy procedures performed annually in the United States.
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