Ambulatory phlebectomy is a method of removing varicose veins on the surface of the legs. It is done in the office under local anesthesia. This procedure involves making tiny punctures or incisions through which the varicose veins may be removed through the tiny incisions used in this technique. The patient is able to walk following the procedure. After treatment, a compression bandage and/or compression stocking are worn to reduce pressure in the veins to increase flow in the veins and reduce the chances of forming a blood clot.