Dr. Waterford can also actually completely REMOVE bulging varicose veins through a series of tiny skin punctures, along WITH a vein closure or as a stand-alone procedure. This is known as PHLEBECTOMY. Only the parts of your leg that are being treated need to be numbed in this outpatient procedure. Scarring is generally minimal, and the cosmetic results can be striking! Removing these veins won’t adversely affect circulation in your leg because veins deeper in the leg still take care of proper blood flow.
Dr. Waterford is one of the few providers in Hawaii that offer this procedure as an option for large, bulging varicose veins that may not resolve with vein closure alone. If medically indicated, it is likely that your insurance will cover phlebectomy as part of your treatment.
“Mahalo nui loa for the time you and your staff spent with me. Your taking the time to perform detailed ultrasounds on both of my legs and heart and then in a caring way describing all that you saw in a way I could easily understand. I now know all of my options and feel completely confident in your recommendations. Dr. Waterford is a rare doctor with his wonderful patient relationship and “bedside manner”. I am grateful and blessed to have found such an all around wonderful doctor!! Aloha.”
– Kieba D.