Is microphlebectomy the same thing as ambulatory phlebectomy?

I have large varicose veins on both legs and am trying to figure out what the best treatment is. Microphlebectomy and ambulatory phlebectomy both are surgical procedures, and they sound kind of the same. Which is better?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (7)


6 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

They are the same procedure usually done in conjunction with
endovenous ablation (either laser or radiofrequency).

6 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

They are the same procedure usually done in conjunction with
endovenous ablation (either laser or radiofrequency).


6 years ago by Vein Center Houston

Micro-phlebectomy refers to the removal of veins via very small incisions (often needle size). Ambulatory phlebectomy refers to the fact that the Phlebectomy is performed in a outpatient setting. The terms refer to the same procedure. Only a physical examination and an Ultrasound can determine the best treatments for a patient.

6 years ago by Vein Center Houston (View Profile)

Micro-phlebectomy refers to the removal of veins via very small incisions (often needle size). Ambulatory phlebectomy refers to the fact that the Phlebectomy is performed in a outpatient setting. The terms refer to the same procedure. Only a physical examination and an Ultrasound can determine the best treatments for a patient.


6 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

They are the same procedure, ambulatory microphlebectomy.






6 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

They are the same procedure, ambulatory microphlebectomy.







6 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

They are two names for the same procedure.


6 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

They are two names for the same procedure.



6 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

They are the same procedure. Involves the use of very small incisions next to the varicose veins and using especial instruments pull the varicose veins. They do not require stitches. The recovery is fast. Patient needs to wear compression stockings for at least 2 weeks post-procedure. It is used for large superficial varicose veins.

6 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

They are the same procedure. Involves the use of very small incisions next to the varicose veins and using especial instruments pull the varicose veins. They do not require stitches. The recovery is fast. Patient needs to wear compression stockings for at least 2 weeks post-procedure. It is used for large superficial varicose veins.


5 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Microphlebectomy is exactly the same procedure as ambulatory phlebectomy. Micro refers to the tiny incisions made and ambulatory refers to the fact that patients can get up and walk immediately after the procedure without the need for hospital admission. Before proceeding with this procedure, you should be evaluated for reflux.

5 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Microphlebectomy is exactly the same procedure as ambulatory phlebectomy. Micro refers to the tiny incisions made and ambulatory refers to the fact that patients can get up and walk immediately after the procedure without the need for hospital admission. Before proceeding with this procedure, you should be evaluated for reflux.


6 years ago by The Kimmel Institute

They are the same thing.
Make sure that you choose a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon for this
procedure, so that if complications develop, he can best treat them.

6 years ago by The Kimmel Institute

They are the same thing.
Make sure that you choose a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon for this
procedure, so that if complications develop, he can best treat them.


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