BlogWhat can I expect after an ambulatory micro-phlebectomy?
After an ambulatory micro-phlebectomy, you can resume normal daily activities such as walking, driving, and working. Most patients have no discomfort or minimal discomfort after the surgery. Occasionally there can be a small section of retained vein, or a side branch, which can develop a harmless but painful phlebitis. A superficial vein phlebitis, also called superficial thrombophlebitis, means inflammation and closing down of a vein section. It usually causes a tender, swollen, red area under the skin. The redness lasts about a week, the tenderness lasts several weeks, and the lumpiness can last several months. Ultimately it all resolves and rarely leads to a dangerous situation such as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or infection.