Anticoagulation Clinic Services
Ambulatory Phlebectomy or “hook” phlebectomy is a micro-extraction procedure used to remove varicose veins, both large and small, which are close to the surface through very small (1/8 inch) micro-incisions.
What to Expect
The micro-incisions are so small that they are closed with sterile tape and not stitches. Once healed they are rarely visible. Bruising will occur and will take a few weeks to go away. A compression bandage is worn for only 3 or 4 days. When removed patients are amazed how good the leg looks with the “ropey” veins gone. Then a compression stocking is worn for another week. Patients can return to normal daily activities including work the next day and walking is encouraged.