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Venous doppler test shows bad veins. What is the procedure called?

So my husbad had a venous doppler done and we were told that he has bad veins basically and she was telling me about a procedure over the phone that she can do but I wasn t able to fully understand what she called the procedure I thought it was something along the lines of a flarectomy (I know that is not the spelling) something about taking out the bad veins, do you have any idea of what this procedure may be called so we can do some looking into. Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my abilities.

The term you are looking for is called phlebectomy. It is a procedure in which cuts are made above the bad veins, or as near them as possible. From these cuts the bad veins are removed. Local anesthesia is used for the procedure so your husband wont feel any pain.
It is a relatively minor procedure and can be carried out at a hospital or an out patient department.
Complications from his procedure are very rare, so I recommend you get it done.

I hope this answered your question.
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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