Blood flow in our veins is maintained in the proper direction due to the presence of valves, but when those valves fail, they allow backflow or pooling of blood in the limbs. This leads to bulging, twisting varicose veins that cause pain, itching, cramps, throbbing, restlessness, and even poor wound healing. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz offers the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of vein disease in the Kansas City metro area. Our endovenous laser ablation will treat the source of your visible, bulging veins, but our ambulatory phlebectomy procedure is often required to remove some of the larger bulging veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive in-office procedure that removes superficial varicose veins to restore healthy blood flow and improve your venous health. Your procedure begins with sterilizing and numbing the treatment area before tiny, 1-2 mm incisions are made to allow access to the dysfunctional vein. A special small instrument is used to remove the varicose veins, which redirects blood flow to deeper, healthier vessels. Patients don’t even require stitches as the incisions are minimal and heal beautifully with special bandages.
Only superficial varicose veins can be removed through ambulatory phlebectomy, so a thorough consultation is required to see if you’re a good candidate. Active skin infections or blood clots may delay treatment.
To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is surprisingly quick, requiring only about an hour, or often even less, on average, depending on the number of veins. Performed in-office, with just local anesthesia, your treatment doesn’t require a painful surgery or hospital stay.
Because the damaged veins are removed, your results are immediately visible, though you may need a few days or weeks to completely recover. With the painful, bulging veins gone, your symptoms will subside through the healing process.
Most patients resume normal light to moderate activity within 24 hours and are instructed to avoid strenuous activities or major exercise for 1 week. Light walking is encouraged the first day to improve circulation and maintain proper blood flow. Compression stockings are required for only 7-10 days following your procedure.
Dr. Craig Schwartz is triple-board-certified and has performed more than 12,000 vein procedures in his career. One of the first physicians to bring minimally invasive in-office procedures to Kansas City, Dr. Schwartz is known as “KC’s Vein Guy,” and is one of the Midwest’s most prominent vascular health specialists. He has been voted to America’s Top Surgeons in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. You could not be in better hands for vascular health.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary
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