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What Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive office procedure that is used to treat bulging varicose veins on the legs at the surface of the skin. It requires no general anesthesia and is performed in your doctor’s office. Often, varicose veins are merely a cosmetic concern, but sometimes they are painful. The doctors at Advanced Vascular Associates in Morristown, Pompton Plains, and Teaneck NJ specialize in ambulatory phlebectomy.


What to Expect During the Procedure

An ambulatory phlebectomy is performed in your doctor’s office and generally takes around an hour to an hour and a half to complete. Before the procedure, you will stand while your doctor marks your veins with a pen so that he will be able to see the problem areas clearly when you are lying down. Your skin is sterilized and your doctor will anesthetize the area around the varicose vein. He will then make very small incisions next to the vein and remove the varicose vein through them. It's a very straight-forward and easy process performed frequently in our Morristown and Teaneck NJ offices.


What to Expect After the Procedure

Once the procedure is complete, your doctor will apply a sterilized dressing and you will put on a compression stocking. You are encouraged to resume your normal activity straight away, though you should avoid strenuous activity for about a week. Though you may see some bruising after an ambulatory phlebectomy, you should be completely recovered within two weeks.


If you would like more information about ambulatory phlebectomy, you can contact the specialists at Advanced Vascular Associates at (973) 540-9700.

Morristown

 131 Madison Ave. 2nd Floor
 Morristown, NJ 07960
 (973) 540-9700

Sparta

  89 Sparta Ave. Suite 270
 Sparta, NJ 07871
 (973) 540-9700
 

Pompton Plains

242 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
(973) 540-9700

Teaneck

1086 Teaneck Road, Suite 4F1
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 265-5300

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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