Venous Disease

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition caused by blood clots within the “deep” veins in the legs and sometimes arms. Left untreated, these clots can break off and travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, where they can lead to a potentially fatal condition called pulmonary embolism.

Sometimes, medication can be used to treat DVT. However, if medication is not able to dissolve the clot, procedures offered by POMVascular may solve the issue.

DVT Thrombolysis

For patients with symptomatic acute DVT and large clots, this minimally invasive procedure is an effective way to remove the clot and reduce the painful symptoms of DVT. During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the deep vein where medications and/or mechanical devices are used to dissolve and remove the clot. In some cases, a stent may be used to keep the vein open.

This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, without general anesthesia and requiring only minimal downtime.

DVT Thrombolysis

Microphlebectomy

This procedure is performed on patients who suffer from painful varicose veins that do not respond to other treatments. Such veins may cause pain, swelling, restless legs and other discomfort while walking or standing.

An alternative to surgical vein removal, microphlebectomy uses imaging guidance in a minimally invasive approach to remove the diseased vein. The physician advances a catheter to the site of the vein through a small opening in the skin. A tiny hook is used to grab the vein and remove it through the opening in the skin. It is a safe and effective procedure, and blood is routed by the body to other, healthier veins.

Recovery from microphlebectomy requires a more time than EVLT but less time than open surgery. Patients require small stitches, which may be internal and invisible from the outside. They will wear compression stockings for two weeks and keep the treated leg elevated as often as possible.

compression stockings
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