How to prepare for the procedure
Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will usually review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. Your doctor will evaluate such factors as:
- Are the varicose veins the main problem, or are they connected to other veins that may need to be treated first?
- Are there clots in the superficial or deep veins that may need to be addressed?
- Are other procedures needed in addition to ambulatory phlebectomy?