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The Benefits of Phlebectomy

If you’re dealing with unsightly varicose veins, you have several treatment options. Depending on the size of your varicose veins and how many you have, we may recommend a phlebectomy. This effective procedure is ideal if you have large varicose veins near the surface of your skin.

Rest assured that if you have varicose veins, vascular surgeon Dennis Resetarits, MD, and our team at Surgical Care East recommend the best and most appropriate treatment. Dr. Resetarits employs the latest advancements in vascular care to eliminate varicose veins and improve your vascular health.  

Phlebectomy offers a major benefit over vein stripping. Read on to learn more. 

Treatment approaches to varicose veins

Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic issue. They can affect your vascular health. These twisted, bulging veins occur when the one-way valves that keep blood flowing toward the heart aren’t working efficiently. 

As a result, blood pools and increases the pressure on vein walls, causing veins to swell and twist, taking on a rope-like appearance.

The goal of treatment is to eliminate bad veins so that your body can reroute blood to healthy veins. There are several approaches to getting rid of bad veins, including sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a chemical irritant into varicose veins, causing them to close. 

VenaSeal™ is an innovative treatment that uses a medical-grade adhesive to close off bad veins. 

What is a phlebectomy?

A phlebectomy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is superior to traditional vein stripping. If you aren’t a candidate for VenaSeal or sclerotherapy, a phlebectomy is an effective alternative.

Unlike vein stripping, a phlebectomy is performed through small incisions. Dr. Resetarits uses a small phlebectomy tool to remove the varicose veins. Your body then redirects the blood flow to healthy veins.

Because a phlebectomy is less invasive and uses small incisions, it offers a major benefit over traditional vein stripping. 

Results in a single procedure

A single phlebectomy procedure is effective at removing varicose veins in your legs. You typically don’t need to worry about undergoing additional phlebectomies unless new varicose veins form. Dr. Resetarits counsels you on steps you can take to help prevent new varicose veins from forming. 

For instance, if you’re overweight, losing weight can help prevent new varicose veins.

The results of your phlebectomy are permanent. Once the treated veins are eliminated, they’re gone for good. The treated veins do not grow back. 

Why do I have varicose veins?

Various factors increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins. Genes play a role. If you have a close relative with varicose veins, you’re more likely to develop them. 

Pregnancy, excess weight, and having a job that requires standing for long periods are all risk factors. Due to the force of gravity, the pressure in the veins in your legs increases, which is a recipe for varicose veins.

A phlebectomy restores the appearance of your legs and improves your vascular health in the process. We can answer any questions or concerns you may have and are here to support you throughout the process. 

To get started and for more information, contact our Camillus, New York, office or request an appointment with Dr. Resetarits via our website today.

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