Ambulatory Phlebectomy in Decatur, GA

Atlanta Access Care Vascular and Interventional Specialists
Kevin Sullivan, M.D.
250 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Suite 100
Decatur, Georgia 30030
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Toll Free: 866-803-5692

Ambulatory Phlebectomy near Decatur, GA (Georgia)

Vein Atlanta
1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Building 2, Suite 165
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Distance: 8.43 Miles
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Toll Free: 866-272-8974

Georgia Vascular Institute
7130 Mt. Zion Boulevard
Suite 10
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Distance: 18.15 Miles
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Toll Free: 770-383-1427

Vascular Clinics of Northeast Georgia
Medical Plaza 1 5875 Thompson Mill Rd.
Suite 390
Braselton, Georgia 30548
Distance: 31.77 Miles
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Toll Free: 770-648-2854

About Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Varicose vein sufferers can benefit from ambulatory phlebectomy, an outpatient procedure that removes these bulging, painful veins and allows patients to resume their normal routines immediately after treatment. Using a series of tiny incisions, the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure actually removes the vein, preventing it from recurring. The ambulatory phlebectomy procedure is usually performed on larger, superficial veins, but can also be used to treat smaller veins in many patients.

Prior to beginning the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure, your specialist will carefully mark the area to be treated, outlining the vein that will be removed. A local numbing agent will be injected along this area to eliminate discomfort during the procedure. Once the area is numb, the specialist will make incisions along the vein, removing the vein section by section. After the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure, you will be given compression stockings to wear to aid in the healing process, and will usually be given a topical antibiotic cream to apply to the incision sites.

Discomfort following the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure is minimal and can be treated with mild pain relievers. Although you may experience some slight swelling or bruising following the procedure, use of the compression stockings will minimize these effects and speed the healing process.

Following the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure, most patients can expect to return to their normal activities, restricting lifting and strenuous exercise for one to two weeks. The incision sites will fade over six to 12 months following the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure.

Offering speedy recovery and no downtime, ambulatory phlebectomy has gained in popularity for those individuals looking to permanently rid themselves of painful varicose veins.

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