Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is the surgical removal of visible varicose veins, through keyhole incision.

The procedure eliminates varicose veins through a series of small punctures (as tiny as 1mm) made in the skin adjacent to the vein. The varicose vein is then removed in small segments. The veins are detected both visually and through the use of Doppler ultrasound.

Ambulatory phlebectomy is performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia. The procedure can be performed in just a few minutes depending on the location and amount of varicose veins.

Recovery is quick and virtually painless, with patients returning to work the day following the procedure. Ambulatory phlebectomy is often performed in conjunction with sclerotherapy.

Watch the Ambulatory Phlebectomy in Action

What does Ambulatory Phlebectomy treat?

Lipoedema and Varicose Veins

Lipoedema is a chronic progressive condition characterised by the abnormal and excessive accumulation of the fatty tissue, generally in the lower legs and thighs.

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Your vein surgeon will choose the treatment that perfectly suits your veins.

Patient Transformations

Before & After

Before

After

Patient
71-year-old woman

The Problem
Varicose veins and capillary congestion in the right lower leg.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Results
12 months post-treatment shot shows no visible problem veins and return to normal pigmentation.

Before

After

Patient
38-year-old woman

The Problem
Anterior thigh varicose vein.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.

Results
Vein has healed well - no sign of the vein.

Before

After

Patient
56-year-old woman (close-up view)

The Problem
Left inner thigh capillary networks directly fed by an incompetent internal great saphenous vein.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Sclerotherapy.

Results
Resolution of the visible spider veins.

Before

After

The Problem
Anterior thigh circumflex vein.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Results
The patient's healing time extended to 3-4 months and this review at 6 months revealed excellent progress.

Before

After

Patient
75-year-old woman

The Problem
Longstanding venous ulcer of the left lower leg.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Results
The ulcer was successfully and permanently healed with these treatments.

Before

After

Patient
40-year-old woman

The Problem
Prominent periorbital veins on temple and under eye.

Treatment Method
Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

Results
Problem vein is no longer visible.

Medicare Rebate & Costs

The cost of treating varicose veins depends on severity of the veins as well as which treatment is used. We discuss these costs in detail at your initial consultation.


A Medicare rebate is claimable on all procedures, except the most superficial spider veins.

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