Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove varicose veins using small incisions and no overnight hospital stay.

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Feeling embarrassed with what you wear? Low self-confidence during summertime? Constant leg pain? Why put up with it when you don’t have to? With over 500 procedures a year, we are your Northern Beaches and North Shore vein specialists.

What is ambulatory phlebectomy?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to remove superficial varicose veins through multiple small incisions in the skin. Ambulatory phlebectomy is highly effective in providing great cosmetic results and relief from large bulging surface veins. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and is able to be performed in an outpatient setting in our custom-built clinic. Patients are able to return to normal activities immediately post-procedure, with the exception of strenuous exercise for 2 weeks.
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How is ambulatory phlebectomy performed?

  1. The skin is numbed with local anaesthesia.
  2. Small (~3 mm) incisions are made in the skin next to the enlarged veins
  3. A phlebectomy hook is inserted under the skin to hook the vein.
  4. Gentle traction is applied to remove the vein through the incision site.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes approximately 1-2 hours.


Treatments are followed by the application of compression stockings, which must be worn for approximately 2 weeks post-procedure.


2 weeks post-procedure, patients will be reviewed in clinic to assess the progress of their recovery. An ultrasound will be performed to exclude the very small risk of deep vein thrombosis

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Why Choose Us

  • Minimally Invasive Treatments with a Higher Success Rate
    Our minimally invasive procedures offer fewer risks, a quicker recovery, and higher success rates than open surgery.
  • 98% Cure Rate
    Following our non-surgical treatments patients are recovering much quicker with a cure rate of 98%.
  • Vascular Ultrasound Technology
    Onsite ultrasound service is available. It is a safe and effective way to assess the blood flow in the arteries or veins.
  • Experience Proven by 1000s of Patients
    We’ve performed 1000s of endovascular procedures and transformed the lives of over 2500 patients
  • Expert Assistance by our Friendly and Trained Specialists
    Our practice promotes a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where patients are provided with accurate information based on the latest research and technology
  • Everything Under One Roof
    At Vein Doctors we’re committed to providing complete, integrated care under one roof. From diagnosis and treatment to prevention.
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Free Consultation and Vein Screening*

This consultation is the perfect way for you to learn about what we can do to help you become free of the pain and discomfort of your varicose veins. From start to finish a consultation takes about 45 minutes and the valuable information you will receive will enable you to make important healthcare decisions about your varicose veins.

  • A comprehensive venous ultrasound will be performed
  • A vascular doctor will discuss the results with you, answer any questions you may have and present various treatment options
  • A personalised treatment plan will be provided based on the results of your vein assessment.
  • After your consultation, it is important to know that our team are on hand to answer any further questions and to support you through your journey
*A valid GP referral is required to claim this offer