Preparing for an Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is one of the most common and very effective procedures for varicose veins. If you’re already scheduled for an ambulatory phlebectomy at the Physicians Vein Clinic, preparation before the procedure is key to a successful outcome. Here at our South Dakota treatment practice, patient education is one of our priorities. Read on below to learn how to fully prepare for an ambulatory phlebectomy.

What Happens During an Ambulatory Phlebectomy

To fully understand the rationale behind each step in the preparation process, you might want to find out what happens during the procedure.

By and large, this procedure involves removing the unsightly veins through tiny incisions in your skin. The slits are so small that they don’t need any stitches. Because veins are very collapsible, even large veins can be removed through the tiny incisions. The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic and most patients don’t experience any pain. It’s very common for patients to go home within an hour of the procedure.

Full rest is recommended 2 to 3 days following surgery and you may return to rest 5 to 7 days after the procedure.

Preparing for your Ambulatory Phlebectomy

1. On the day of the procedure, eat a full breakfast or lunch. Fasting is not required.

2. You will most likely be prescribed with a muscle relaxant that you need to take before the procedure. Take the medication as prescribed.

3. Purchase your compression stockings a few days before the procedure. You will need them immediately after treatment and the weeks that will follow. You might want to try on your stockings before the procedure and check if it fits you well.

4. You might want to take an iPod/music player or book with you during the procedure. They will serve as a good distraction during the procedure.

5. Have someone take you home following an ambulatory phlebectomy.

Varicose Vein Treatments In Sioux Falls, SD

The Physicians Vein Clinic employs advanced technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of vein problems, complemented with compassionate patient care which results to positive outcomes. Schedule an initial consultation with us by calling 855-691-6346! We look forward to helping you!