Phlebectomy is a procedure that has been in use for a long time for the removal of varicose veins. During this procedure, the problematic vein is gently removed via a tiny entry point in the skin. If you are looking for a varicose vein removal method in Fort Myers that does not require a hospital stay, you should ask our team of professionals for more details about this procedure.
Varicose veins form when the blood begins to pool in the legs. One of the primary causes for this pooling is faulty valves that are in place to prevent a backwards flow of blood within the vessels. Since the natural pumping action of the heart is pumping the blood against the gravitational pull for much of the time, these valves are necessary to make sure the blood can only go in one direction. When the valves quit working properly, blood can begin to back up and pool inside the vessels. This exerts added pressure against the inside of the vessel walls and causes them to enlarge and become varicose.
These bulging veins are often treated for either appearance or health reasons. They can bulge out from the skin in a manner that looks like pieces of rope under the surface. They are also highly visible, not just because of the bulging, but also due to the discoloration they cause. They are usually blue. For this reason, many individuals seek varicose vein removal at our office in Fort Myers.
Varicose veins can also cause a significant amount of discomfort from time to time. People who spend much of their day on their feet will usually feel these effects more, especially near the end of the day. Swelling of the lower legs and ankles are often part of the discomforts associated with the vascular disorder. There can also be some aching, itching, numbness and tingling that can be quite irritating as well. If you have to sit in a stationary position for much of the day, you might experience the same symptoms experienced by people who stand a lot.
Phlebectomy is a popular alternative to the more invasive vein stripping surgery that requires a hospital stay. It is done in the comfort of our office as an outpatient procedure. The point of entry through which the veins are removed is small enough that stitches are usually not required. Since veins are highly collapsible, even relatively large ones can be safely and easily removed through small openings. This makes the healing process from the procedure much quicker with fewer side effects.
There are a variety of treatment methods available for varicose vein treatments. Our doctor at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida can help you choose the right one for you. Make sure to ask about the advantages of phlebectomy during your consultation at our office in Fort Myers. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more!