Phlebectomy (also known as microphlebectomy, ambulatory phlebectomy, or stab avulsion) is a technique to remove varicose veins. In this procedure, several tiny cuts (incisions) are made in the skin through which the varicosed vein is removed. Stitches usually are not required. Phlebectomy can help improve the cosmetic appearance of skin after treatment

This procedure typically does not require a stay in the hospital. It may be done in your doctor's office under light sedation with local anesthesia. Phlebectomy might be done along with another treatment for varicose veins, including ligation and stripping, laser treatment, or radiofrequency treatment.

Phlebectomy usually does not lead to complications. Possible complications include short-term skin color change, infection, pain, and tiny red spider veins.

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Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove varicose veins on the surface of the leg.