Ambulatory Phlebectomy

The Basics

With the Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP)procedure, veins are removed through a series of tiny incisions using specialized clamps and hooks. The incisions are so small that no stitches are required. Even large varicose veins may be removed through the tiny incisions using this technique. Since visible surface veins are surgically removed, the results are usually immediate, and recurrence is unlikely.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP) is an outpatient procedure that only uses dilute local anesthesia, usually in conjunction with endovenous laser ablation. Following an AP procedure, a compression stocking and bandage is worn, and walking is immediately encouraged to increase venous flow and to reduce the risk of blood clot formation. Complications are minimal.

If you suffer from varicose veins, Dr. Hansen of LazaDerm Skincare Centre and/or Physicians Vein Clinics will provide you with a skilled evaluation to determine which type of treatment is best for you.


Physicians Vein Clinics provider, Dr. Lornell Hansen, is devoted to therapeutic varicose vein care. Dr. Hansen is Board Certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and uses the most advanced technology in the vein care industry to provide minimally-invasive comprehensive vein care in a comfortable office-based setting. Dr. Hansen took his expertise of lasers to use on treating veins, adding an extra year to his already extensive education to complete additional training under two board certified phlebologists. 

Physicians Vein Clinics utilizes only Registered Vascular Technologists, guaranteeing the highest level of vascular ultrasound practices and enhanced patient safety.