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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They cover anatomy; the pathophysiology of varicose veins; the clinical exam; imaging; compression therapy; endovenous thermal ablation; sclerotherapy; ambulatory phlebectomy; safety, quality, and complications; and new endovascular techniques.
Another type of surgery is called ambulatory phlebectomy, during which the doctor makes tiny incisions in the skin and uses hooks to pull the vein out of the leg.
Instead, it focuses on anatomy and pathophysiology, and diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as laser surgery, ambulatory phlebectomy, and endovenous thermal ablation.
Ambulatory phlebectomy. Physicians make tiny cuts to remove small veins close to the skin's surface.
In the more serious cases, some patients may be eligible for minimally invasive procedures, such as endovenous laser ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy. Laser ablation involves the use of a thin laser fiber inserted into the skin, where it is then used to heat the lining of the veins responsible for the bulging, causing the vein to collapse and shrink.
Venous stripping and ambulatory phlebectomy were long considered the primary means of addressing saphenous venous insufficiency, (2) and compression therapy with gradient stockings, short stretch bandages, and Unna's dressings remains a therapeutic cornerstone for every stage of chronic venous disease.
* ambulatory phlebectomy, or removal of veins through a series of tiny incisions; often done in an office under local anesthesia
* Ambulatory Phlebectomy: This technique involves removal of an undesired vein through a series of tiny punctures or incisions along the path of the enlarged vein.
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