An ambulatory phlebectomy is an out-patient procedure that involves removing superficial (often large and bulging) varicose veins from the lower extremity using local anesthesia. The veins are removed through multiple, small, slit-like incisions. After the procedure, a prescription-strength compression stocking will
be placed over sterile bandages. Phlebectomy procedures are sometimes followed by sclerotherapy injections, which can be used to “clean up” the smaller, residual veins remaining.