Vein Treatments

Modified Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Don’t let enlarged, bulging veins spoil your summer mood! Turn to a Phlebectomy and allow Doctor Vein to instantly remove abnormal veins with little to no pain or discomfort. Our highly efficient treatment guarantees great results.

What is Phlebectomy?

A Phlebectomy (pronounced flee-bek-tomy) is a minor surgical procedure whereby superficial varicose veins on the surface of the leg are removed through small incisions. The word “Phlebectomy” comes from the Greek word “phleb” meaning “vein” and the medical term “ectomy” that stands for “to take out” or “to remove”.

Besides being unappealing, varicose veins might cause aching pain, feelings of fatigue in the legs, redness, rashes, or sores on the skin. Phlebectomy is one of the most efficient ways to remove them. Its main advantages include little to no scarring and extremely fast recovery. The entire procedure is done under local anaesthetic. Patients can instantly return to their daily activities.

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Ideal treatment for:

Varicose Veins:

If you suffer from varicose veins you are not alone, with more than 30% of Australians living with prominent, enlarged and often incredibly painful veins. Coloured blue, green or purple, varicose veins can cause swelling, cramps, itchiness and heaviness in the legs.Varicose vein sufferers often go for years without wearing shorts and skirts and dread wearing bathers in summer.

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Do unsightly varicose veins ruin your summer look? Use the Phlebectomy treatment by Doctor Vein. We’re the clinic Melbourne, Frankston and the Peninsula trusts for varicose vein treatments. The secret to fabulous legs is here!

How is a Phlebectomy performed?

We start with a duplex ultrasound to confirm and mark the location of the superficial veins on the leg. Next, our doctor injects local anaesthetic around the targeted veins, under ground-breaking ultrasound guidance. Little slit-like incisions are then made, 1 mm in size. From these entry points, we delicately pull the bulging veins with a special instrument.

The veins are easily removed and discarded. Once completed, we apply tiny, sticky steri-strips. No sutures are required. We place comfortable medical stockings on the treated leg and we advise walking straight after. In no time, you will get back to your regular activities, but with greater-looking legs.

Frequently asked questions

Before the procedure, the area around the varicose vein is numbed with local anaesthetic. Most patients feel little to no discomfort and tolerate it very well. There are also no scars left. It’s just a minor, stress-free intervention that will restore the confidence in the appearance of your legs.
After this minor surgical treatment there can be some heaviness and aching in the leg. This usually settles after a few days. Nothing to worry about. For discomfort, Paracetamol or Nurofen will do the trick.
Phlebectomies are very effective and provide a better cosmetic effect. Often after ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and even Endovenous laser ablations, there can be a large amount of trapped blood that gives rise to pigmentation. A phlebectomy reduces this, therefore, guaranteeing a great result. You’ll only wish you had this treatment sooner.

You will need to wear compression stockings after the treatment. We recommend avoiding strenuous workouts in the first two weeks.

The main advantage of an Ambulatory (or “walk-in, walk-out”) Phlebectomy is the use of the “keyhole” surgical technique using advanced ultrasound guidance. Patients experience less to no scarring and little to no pain or discomfort. The risk of complications is very low and a higher success rate than conventional methods is guaranteed.

Possible side effects

Minor bruises could appear along the areas treated. They slowly fade over 2-4 weeks.
This gets better over the first few days. It does not hold you back from moving around freely. Take Paracetamol or Nurofen if needed.
This often happens in the 1st week after treatment due to trapped blood. They are often tender to touch but slowly decrease in size on their own or when removed with a needle.
This is a result of dead blood in the vein coming to the surface of the skin. It looks like a brownish patch, located where the vein used to be. It fades with time and does not persist past 12 months. Removal of trapped blood reduces it, but cannot prevent it.

Twisted, swollen veins are often caused by either of the following factors:

  • family history
  • not enough physical exercise
  • smoking or being overweight
  • pregnancy
  • standing or sitting or for long periods of time.

Minimally invasive vein treatments by Doctor Vein

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Hey, I'm Dr Ganesha Param and I offer a full range of non invasive, surgery free treatments to remove varicose veins & spider veins.

If you are unsure if your symptoms are caused by chronic venous disease including varicose veins, spider veins or any associated signs, book a consult with me and I’ll  be able to guide you to through.