from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excision of a portion of a vein.
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- n. surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins
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Here I am at 10 minutes to 7 in the morning ready to head off to the hospital for my phlebectomy.
For this reason, many physicians will offer to perform a simultaneous phlebectomy, in which problem veins are removed through small incisions.
Alternative treatments for severe varicose veins include sclerotherapy, in which a chemical in injected into the vein causing it to die, and ambulatory phlebectomy, in which smaller varicose veins are removed through several tiny skin punctures.
The most effective method is endovenous laser along with hook phlebectomy.
The Whiteley Clinic - What is the difference between stripping a vein, and a phlebectomy?
Medical Programs For Varicose Veins Medical Care Ambulatory phlebectomy, another operation for more critical vein situations, on the other hand, surgically removes swollen veins from the skin by gently pulling them with surgical hooks.
What’s the difference between a phlebectomy, and a phlebotomy?