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?
Moderately severe varicose veins are large, dilated, ropey veins that bulge above the skin surface, and are blue-green colour.read more
Pregnancy-related varicose veins often appear in the vulval or gluteal region and can extend down the inner thigh and lower leg.read more
Severe varicose veins are large bulgy veins associated with changes in the skin and soft tissue of the lower leg.read more
Your vein surgeon will choose the treatment that perfectly suits your veins.
Before & After
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.