What is Stab Phlebectomy

Stab Phlebectomy is a method of removing large protruding veins on the surface of the legs. This is an outpatient procedure completed under local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are made directly over a large varicose vein, then the vein is removed in specific sections. Often, just a few incisions are required in order to make a difference in the cosmetic appearance of the veins. The Stab Phlebectomy procedure is often performed in conjunction with the Radiofrequency Ablation or Endovenous Laser procedure. Stab Phlebectomy should not be confused with a traditional method of removing varicose veins called "vein stripping." "Vein stripping" involves removing the entire greater saphenous vein, which is a painful surgical procedure that often leaves patients debilitated for weeks. In contrast, Stab Phlebectomy is minimally invasive and involves little pain. Most people that have the Stab Phlebectomy procedure typically resume normal activities in 1-2 days.

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