Monthly Archives: April 2015

Side Effects of Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that removes superficial veins through small incisions in the skin. During the procedure, the doctor marks the veins that are going to be treated, injects local anesthesia into the skin and surgically removes the bulging veins, segment by segment, through the small incision. Following the procedure, the patient wears compression stocking for about a week.

Potential side effects of Ambulatory Phlebectomy can include temporary bruising and swelling of the treated areas. You will be able to walk immediately after the surgery, but exercise and heavy lifting will be limited for a few days. Usually the small incisions will heal without sutures and after six to 12 months, vanish. Although every attempt is made to remove the entire varicose vein, there may be small segments of the vein that remain in the skin. Over-the-counter medication, compression stockings and time usually resolve this condition. If it persists, a follow up procedure can be performed.

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Introduction to Radiofrequency Closure

When doctors use the term “minimally-invasive”, people who are living with varicose veins may wonder what exactly that really means. For a long time, the only treatment available to treat varicose veins was vein stripping, which was often very uncomfortable and involved a long recovery process.

Gone are those days! New technologies are always developing and Reno Vein Clinic stays on the cutting edge of treatment options. The doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic use the RadioFrequency ClosureFast procedure which is considered minimally invasive. A patented radiofrequency catheter that is inserted into the vein and radio frequency energy is applied to heat the vein, causing it to collapse and seal shut. The body naturally re-directs the flow of blood into the surrounding healthy veins.

This procedure also has a minimal recovery time, is less painful and has fewer complications than alternative procedures. With the revolutionary FDA-approved Radiofrequency Closure procedure, the patient is usually back to doing their favorite activities within a couple of days.

The doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic are dedicated solely to the treatment and correction of vein disorders. The facility was the first west of the Mississippi to perform Radiofrequency Closure. The Doctors have refined the techniques over the last 10 years so the procedure can be performed on a walk-in, walk-out basis under IV sedation at the on-site State Licensed and AAAHC accredited surgery center. For more information please visit our website or call us at (775) 329-3100.

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