Phlebectomy in Knoxville, TN

If you have dark, swollen veins on your legs, you may be looking for a solution for your varicose veins. These bulging veins that are close to the skin’s surface can cause discomfort or embarrassment.

Both men and women often have varicose veins, with the cases in women occurring more often. They can appear due to genetics, hormones, or weight. There is, however, a very effective procedure to get rid of varicose veins called an ambulatory phlebectomy.

If you’re struggling with varicose veins, phlebectomy may be a treatment option for you. Patients in the East Tennessee area can contact Premier Surgical Vascular & Vein Center today to schedule a consultation with a vascular specialist.

What is a Phlebectomy?

A phlebectomy is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment that involves using a very small scalpel to remove diseased, bulging veins. Your physician will identify the varicose veins and administer a local aesthetic before making tiny incisions to remove the vein in sections.

What does a Phlebectomy Treat?

A phlebectomy is a great option for bulging veins that are close to the skin’s surface. That is because the vein can be completely removed from the body during the treatment.

After the procedure, all the setbacks associated with the bulging veins are immediately resolved.

Got varicose veins? For a limited time new patients can request a free vein screening with Premier Vascular & Vein Center online or call (865) 588-8229 today! 

Please note: The free screening is a visual assessment. If a diagnostic ultrasound is recommended, the ultrasound will be billed to your insurance plan.

When is a Phlebectomy Appropriate?

A phlebectomy can be a great option for:

  • Those who want to treat varicose veins
  • Those with larger veins
  • Those with painful veins or bothersome in appearance
  • Those who have not had success with other treatment options

A phlebectomy is not recommended for:

  • Those who are unable to walk
  • Those who are unable to wear compression stockings
  • Those with complex cases may need a varied approach
  • Your Vascular physician will check to see if there are clots or other vein issues that need to be addressed before or along with a phlebectomy

Benefits of a Phlebectomy

In the past, providers relied on vein stripping to get rid of varicose veins, but the recovery could take weeks. Today with a phlebectomy there is much less discomfort and a faster recovery.

Other advantages of phlebectomy include:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimally invasive
  • Can be combined with other treatments
  • Only local anesthesia necessary
  • Minimal discomfort
  • High patient satisfaction rate
  • Results that last

How Long Do Results Last?

The results for a phlebectomy should last a lifetime because varicose veins are fully removed from the body and can’t grow back.

However, just because you had varicose veins removed, does not prevent the development of new varicose veins. The results from your procedure will stay, but there is a chance you may develop varicose veins in the future.

Most patients are very satisfied with the results. If varicose veins appear in the future, many opt to repeat the procedure.

Schedule a Phlebectomy Consultation

To choose the best option for your varicose vein treatment, you should schedule an appointment with one of our vascular physicians. We will talk with you about your health and goals, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and discuss treatment options to see if a phlebectomy is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation in Knoxville, or Cleveland, TN.