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A phlebologist or vascular surgeon performs an ultrasound examination of the patient's veins.

Varicose Vein Removal

Thin vein walls will swell and twist as blood flows through them. These veins may appear dark or bulging, creating cosmetic concerns. Sometimes, varicose veins can cause discomfort or aching pain. Because of the pressure caused by walking and standing, varicose veins are commonly found in the legs but can be found in other places on the body as well. We can help to eliminate the presence of varicose veins with this highly successful procedure.

How It Works

At the start of the process, the treatment area will be cleaned, sterilized, and put under local anesthetic to reduce any pain by numbing the area. Your vascular specialist will make a series of minor cuts on the skin. There may be 20 or more small incisions in order to treat the entire area. Using a hook-like instrument, they will pull as much of the vein from the skin as possible in order to tie the ends to prevent blood flow to the vein. Typically, this process averages around half an hour to an hour, depending on the unique factors of each patient.

Because of the minimally invasive nature of the surgery, recovery time should be quick with minimal swelling, soreness, and bruising. Using compression socks as directed by your doctor can speed up the already quick recovery process. In fact, most patients can continue with their daily lifestyle within 24 hours of the surgery.

Expected Results

Because of the removal of the targeted veins, the problems should be resolved after the procedure is completed. Possible physical soreness and cosmetic appearance will improve drastically as the treated area heals.

Am I a Candidate?

Because of the removal of the vein during phlebectomy, this procedure typically works best with varicose veins close to the surface of the skin. Generally, phlebectomy may be recommended for small- to medium-sized varicose veins. However, it is not recommended for those who take blood-thinning medication, have blood clotting complications, or suffer from a serious illness. If you believe that you could benefit from a phlebectomy procedure, please schedule a vein consult to further discuss your options.

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CIS physicians have pioneered a variety of methods to treat various vein diseases. Our physicians evaluate each patient on a case-by case basis to determine the best course of treatment.

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CIS Leg & Vein Centers operate in the following areas:
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

8401 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809



191 Innovation Court, Suite A
Gray, LA 70359



225 Dunn Street
Houma, LA 70360



422 Kade Drive, Suite 1
Jennings, LA 70546

CIS Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette on Heymann

441 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503

Lafayette General Southwest

Lafayette on Ambassador

2730 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506

Modern brick building with a unique heart-shaped logo on the facade under a blue sky with fluffy clouds.


4909 Great River Drive
Meridian, MS 39305

New Iberia

New Iberia

500 North Lewis Street, Suite 100
New Iberia, LA 70563

CIS Opelousas General Health System


1233 Wayne Gilmore Circle, Suite 450
Opelousas, LA 70570

CIS Thibodaux Clinic


1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70301

CIS Westbank Clinic, Harvey, LA


1901 Manhattan Blvd, Building A, Suite 200
Harvey, LA 70058

CIS Zachary Clinic, Lane Medical Plaza


6550 Main Street, Suite 1000
Zachary, LA 70791

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