Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a treatment for superficial varicose veins. The procedure involves the removal of the varicose veins through small 2–3 mm incisions in the skin overlying the veins. The procedure may be performed in hospital or outpatient settings. The procedure may be performed with tumescent local anesthesia, such as with lidocaine.

Complications are uncommon, but include paresthesia, bruising, and hematoma.

Graded compression stockings are usually worn for 1–2 weeks after the procedure. Patients usually return to normal light activity immediately after the procedure. This procedure is often used as an adjunct to endovenous laser treatment or other endovenous ablations of the greater saphenous vein.

Health science – Medicine · Surgery · Vascular surgery and other vascular procedures (ICD-9-CM V3 38–39, ICD-10-PCS 03–6)
Incision, excision,
and occlusion
of vessels

Peripheral arterial occlusive disease: Balloon embolectomy · Thrombectomy

Carotid stenosis: Endarterectomy (Carotid endarterectomy)

Varicose veins: Ambulatory phlebectomy · Laser ablation · Sclerotherapy · Vein stripping

Venous cutdown

Temporal artery biopsy

Arteriotomy · Phlebotomy
Other operations
on vessels

Peripheral arterial occlusive disease: Peripheral arterial bypass surgery

Portal hypertension: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) · Distal splenorenal shunt procedure

Vascular grafting (Human umbilical vein graft)

Blalock–Taussig shunt

Aortic aneurysm / dissection: Open AAA repair · Endoluminal AAA repair (EVAR)

Peripheral arterial occlusive disease: Angioplasty with/out Stenting

Auxiliary to
heart surgery
Cardiopulmonary bypass · Cardioplegia · Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Carotid stenosis: Carotid stenting

Hemodialysis/Hemofiltration · Revascularization

Medical imaging

Angiography (Digital subtraction angiography, Cerebral angiography, Aortography, Fluorescein angiography, Radionuclide angiography, Magnetic resonance angiography)

Venography (Portography) · Impedance phlebography

Intravascular ultrasound · Carotid ultrasonography
Other diagnostic Angioscopy · Ankle brachial pressure index · Tilt table test


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