Pictures of Stab Phlebectomy & Vein Surgery

WARNING:  THIS POST INCLUDES POST-OP PICTURES OF MY RECENT LEG SURGERY.  I DON’T THINK THEY ARE GROSS BUT I CAN’T SPEAK FOR HOW EVERYONE ELSE FEELS.  IF YOU DON’T LIKE TO SEE BRUISING OR DRIED BLOOD, SKIP THIS POST. 

Here are pictures from my vascular surgery on 6/24/09.  I took these pictures the day after the operation.  I had a total of 15 incisions and there is a big incision at my groin where they had to enter through to get to the blood clots that were causing the blood to back up and making the varicose veins worse.  Naturally I didn’t include pictures of that incision!  🙂  I am still having some pain in the groin area and that incision is still oozing some and is seeping some pus.  It’s such a sensitive area and it will take longer for that to heal, according to the doctor.

1. This picture is on my thigh and the most painful area besides the incision in my groin.  This is the area that still hurts – especially first thing in the morning and after I’ve been moving around for a while. 

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2. This picture shows the incisions and you can see the markings the doctor made before the surgery so he knew where to make his incisions on the lower part of my leg, front and back. Before the surgery he had me stand up to have all of the blood fill the veins so he knew where he would have to do the stab phlebectomy.

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3. This picture shows the incisions from the surgery on the front of my leg. This are barely hurt at all afterwards.

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Comments

  1. I am very sorry that you had to suffer that much due to your varicose vein surgery; however, it seems you did not have a choice other than surgery because the existence of blood clots in the veins is the only absolute contraindication to both EVLT and the VNUS Closure, both minimally invasive procedures for varicose vein treatment, which require only local anesthesia, with short recovery time. Apparently, you also suffered because of the anesthesia administered during the surgery. Why didn’t you request epidural for the surgery? How are you feeling now? Anyway, one does not need to wait for blood clots to form in the veins to get insurance coverage for varicose vein treatment. Venous reflux alone is enough to get insurance coverage. Insurance companies almost always pay for the VNUS closure procedure that we perform at http://www.nuvelaesthetica.com.

  2. Peter Fabian says:

    I’ve undergone vein striping surgery last month and i know what you feel,i have the same procedure as you and it hurts,but it is ok now and i am already fit to work!

  3. is this possible after regular varicose vein surgery to do stab-phlebectomy operation. what is the difference?please respond to me asap.thanks

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