Ambulatory Phlebectomy Questions

What is the maximum amount of phlebectomies that should be done on a leg at one time? Is there a limit?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 weeks ago
Is there a limit or can all veins be treated at once. Also, can both legs be done at one time?
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Is it better to get laser ablation and/or phlebectomy before or after pregnancy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 months ago
I had laser ablation and plebectomy on my right leg with good results. I want to have, at least some phlebotomy on the left leg again. Is it better to do the procedure now or wait until after I give birth? The reason I am anxious about waiting to have the procedure is that I am getting these increasing blue spots up the sides (particularly inner side) of my leg and I am afraid those will get worse and stick around.
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Is it normal for spider/bulging veins to look worse one week after a VNUS procedure? My follow-up scan went well.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 4 months ago
I had a VNUS procedure completed on both of my legs one week ago. I wore stockings day and night for three days, and during the day for one week. I've been walking a lot (at least one hour per day) and I'm in good health. My legs feel good and the follow-up scan went well. When I remove the stockings at night before bed, I've noticed the spider/bulging veins look worse. I know healing takes time and sclerotherapy is sometimes required post VNUS, but should I contact my doctor?
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Do knee high compression socks prevent upper leg varicosities?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 4 months ago
I underwent ambulatory phlebectomy for my right leg. No visible veins on left. I'm always standing at work (8-12 hrs).
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Is it normal to still have swelling in my foot after ablation and microphlebectomy on Friday?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 5 months ago
I had an ablation and microphlebectomy done on my right leg Friday. I put compression hose on Sunday. I still have swelling in my foot. The swelling is where the ace wrap stopped about an inch from my toes. I've been walking as much as possible and elevating it when I sit. Is that normal?
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Could you give me some info on the O injection?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 6 months ago
I have had a hysterectomy and have a blood disorder called essential thrombocytopenia, I have had a heart attack and two strokes. Would I be a candidate for this? I do not take estrogen.
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Is it normal to be able to see below the varicose vein after treatment?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 6 months ago
I had my varicose veins treated last week (microphlebectomy).I can see it's very bruised, which is okay. However, I can see below the treated varicose vein. It looks to me like it wasn't completely treated. What can be done about this?
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I have pain and a lump in my thigh two months after phlebectomy, is this normal?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 10 months ago
I had a surgery to remove varicose veins in my thigh and now two months later, I feel a pain in my calf and I see a lump. It hurts so much. Is this normal? What should I do?
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Does Medicare cover the VNUS closure and/or phlebectomy procedure?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 11 months ago
I've received varying information regarding Medicare coverage. I have had ultrasounds twice, and each indicate that my valves do not function correctly. As if the test was not an indicator, I have had lower leg ulcers and blood pools around by ankles. I've been told that I need a VNUS closure with a phlebectomy. Are one or both of these procedures covered by Medicare? Also, are these procedures best for my condition? FYI, I have worn compression stockings for over 3 months.
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When can I resume exercising and being out in the sun after ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
I am scheduled for ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation in a week. I also have several 5K runs soon and a two-week beach vacation in June. How soon before I would be able to exercise and run again after these procedures? How long to stay out of the sun?
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Are compression stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
I had a microphlebectomy below my knee and radiofrequency ablation above on the same leg on the same day. Now, I have neuropathy in that leg from mid-calf to nearly my groin. It's been one month. Are stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
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After discontinuing my compression stocking, I have pain and more bruising. Should I be concerned?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
I had my microphlebectomy procedure 12 days ago, and I've had minimal pain since the initial 48 hours post surgery. However, I stopped wearing my compression stocking 2 days ago and now have pain when I walk and darker bruising. Should I be overly concerned?
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What risks are associated with phlebectomies and radiofrequency ablation if I have diabetes?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
I have type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled (hba1c is 11). I'm having radiofrequency ablation & a stab phlebectomy. I'm concerned about anesthesia and wound healing. What are the risks based on my condition?
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Is it normal for a surgeon to charge a high fee before you've been scheduled or pre-approved for surgery?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
I have yet to be scheduled or pre-approved for vein surgery, but I've been asked to asked to pay a fee of $295 to cover injections used during the procedure. This does not sound right. Is this normal? The fee they are seeking to charge falls outside of my insurance cost.
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Why is there so much scarring from ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
A friend of mine had ambulatory phlebectomy and now her leg is scarred from about 50 little incisions that never really healed. Everything online says "minimal" scarring, but is that really true? It wasn't in her case and I don't know why. Do you have any idea?
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What is your take on ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
Over the past 3 years I was diagnosed with insufficient circulation due to weakened veins. The doctors told me there was no medicine and that the only alternatives are compression stockings or an ambulatory phlebectomy. Is an ambulatory phlebectomy necessary or would compression stockings work just as well?
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Should I be elevating and icing my leg after a phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
I just had a phlebectomy done at 3pm, and have increasing pain and throbbing.Norco and Ibuprofen are not doing much! I have been elevating my leg and icing it to help with the pain, but it's not getting better. I walked around for short periods, with no relief. Is something wrong?
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