Ambulatory Phlebectomy in Jersey City, NJ
Ambulatory phlebectomy, as performed by board-certified general surgeon and phlebologist Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski, is safe, effective, and can successfully remove varicose veins. Many residents living in Bayonne and the nearby New Jersey communities choose ambulatory phlebectomy at the Vein and Skin Studio.
What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
The goal of an ambulatory phlebectomy is to remove superficial varicose and spider veins. It requires only a local anesthetic and is performed by creating microscopic incisions or punctures to allow for the removal of the veins. These incisions are small enough that sutures are not necessary, and the procedure will not result in scarring. Patients are able to resume walking immediately after the phlebectomy. Non-vigorous work and other activities can be resumed the next day.
How Does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Work?
The ambulatory phlebectomy process involves making an incision, which measures only one to two millimeters, just above the target vein of the leg. Tiny hooks are then inserted through the incision just below the vein and pulled upward to grasp it and remove it in portions. After the vein has been removed, compression garments are applied to aid healing.
How Many Treatments are Required?
In most cases, a single treatment is all that is required to minimize the appearance of these superficial veins. More treatments may be necessary if additional veins swell and become visible.
Will There be any Downtime?
No downtime for recovery is necessary after ambulatory phlebectomy. You can leave our office and go back to your regular routine as soon as treatment is finished. However, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for one week.
What are the Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy over Other Treatments?
Ambulatory phlebectomy totally eliminates problem veins using a fast, simple and virtually painless procedure. Furthermore, there is no downtime to interfere with your daily life, unlike other procedures that require a week or longer for healing.
Who are Candidates for Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
People who struggle with painful and unsightly reflux in their superficial leg veins are ideal candidates for this procedure. Talk to Dr. Moszczynski to determine if the procedure is right for you.
Who Should Avoid Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
People with active rashes, arterial circulation issues or infections should not undergo ambulatory phlebectomy.
How Does the Treatment Feel?
Because a local anesthetic is applied, patients will experience little or no discomfort during the procedure.
What are the Alternative Treatments?
Vein stripping is another procedure that removes varicose veins. There is also a variety of laser treatments to minimize the appearance of these veins, like ELAS (Endovenous Laser Ablation of the Saphenous vein), Closure and ELT™ (Endovenous Laser Treatment).
Is Additional Treatment Necessary?
Further treatments are generally only needed if superficial veins come back or become infected.
How to Prepare for an Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Be sure to wear loose clothing to your appointment, and avoid taking blood-thinning medications or supplements, including aspirin.
Post-Procedure Care for Ambulatory Phlebectomy
You can resume walking immediately after the procedure. The compression garments must be worn for a few days afterward. It’s very important to schedule your follow-up appointment within 72 hours of the procedure to make sure you’re healing properly. You can resume vigorous activity within 7 to 10 days.
What is The Cost of Venous Ulcer Treatment?
When seeking treatment for venous ulcers, we understand that you will naturally be concerned with the cost. Your exact costs will be discussed with you during your consultation once we have come up with a treatment plan. Our staff will also be happy to review your insurance policy to determine if coverage for this procedure is offered by your carrier. If not, we have a number of other payment options, including cash, personal checks, major credit cards, and CareCredit® financing.
If you’re living in Bayonne or one of the nearby New Jersey communities and want to be rid of unsightly varicose veins, Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski is happy to help. Please contact us at the Vein and Skin Studio today to determine if you are a candidate for Ambulatory Phlebectomy.