Ambulatory Phlebectomy (Varicose Vein Microsurgery) is a safe, in-office procedure for the removal of surface varicose veins. Virtually scarless, freckle sized incisions are made through which the unwanted varicose vein is removed. A local anesthetic is used and no hospital stay is needed.
Dr. Buscaglia was one of the first in Western New York to offer this procedure (1997), and has been fully trained by dermatologists who helped developed this technique. Patients only need one day off from work and can return to normal activities after 24 hours (except heavy exercise). Post-operative care simply consists of wearing a one-legged support stocking for seven days.
Which veins need Ambulatory Phlebectomy? Surface varicose veins that are too tortuous for EndoVenous Laser Therapy and too large for sclerotherapy.
Will healthcare insurance cover the cost of Ambulatory Phlebectomy? Yes, in most cases insurance companies will pay for Amulatory Phlebectomy, as this is for the treatment of varicose veins that they consider “medical”.
Can I have both of my legs treated in the same visit? Generally, if patients have multiple varicose veins, more than one Ambulatory Phlebectomy procedure may be required.