Bulging Veins

To treat bulging veins, Dr. Morrison typically recommends a procedure called ambulatory phlebectomy (AP), because it provides better cosmetic results than injection techniques.

A Phlebectomy is done under local anesthesia, often with an oral sedative right in the office. Following ambulatory phlebectomy, patients typically return to work and full activity the next day.

The large, bulging veins can be removed through tiny puncture holes, which heal without stitches.  This leaves an excellent cosmetic result. “People always worry that this is like a stripping procedure. But it’s very different because the amount of tissue damage that occurs surrounding the vein is far less with a phlebectomy. Therefore, afterwards the discomfort is considerably less than with a stripping procedure,” Dr. Morrison states. For more info visit www.morrisonvein.com

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