Advanced options to treat venous diseases
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Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
The goal of venous disease treatment is to improve blood flow back to the heart and reduce the risk of complications such as bleeding or blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We can manage some disorders with medication, but we also perform minimally invasive procedures and surgery to treat more complex conditions.
Several venous diseases can cause clots to form in your blood vessels, which can cause a stroke. Your doctor may recommend anticoagulant medications to change your blood’s clotting ability and minimize the risk of blood clots forming.
In emergency situations, your doctor may use thrombolysis to deliver medication directly to the clot using a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) inserted into your blood vessel.
Your doctor may recommend a procedure to open narrow veins, filter blood clots or close damaged veins:
- Angioplasty: A catheter is guided through a blood vessel to the narrow area and is widened using a balloon or laser.
- IVC filters: A filtering device is placed within the large vein in your abdomen that catches blood clots traveling to the heart.
- Radiofrequency ablation: Radiofrequency is used to seal large, damaged varicose veins.
- Sclerotherapy: Injection of a solution that causes small varicose veins to close off.
- Surgical bypass: A graft can be placed to allow blood to travel around a damaged section of a vein.
- Vein ligation and stripping: Enlarged veins can be removed or tied off through small incisions.
Improve your appearance, decrease pain and prevent serious complications caused by varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and other venous conditions with minimally invasive treatment from our vascular team.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in which the veins in the legs malfunction and allow blood to leak backward, causing blood to pool in the legs and putting increased pressure on the veins.
Open sores that are long-lasting, keep returning and are resistant to treatment.
A leg aneurysms is a bulge in a blood vessel that can cause blood clots or reduced blood flow.
Pelvic venous congestion syndrome is a type of varicose veins that affects women’s pelvic veins and can cause chronic pain.
Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot near the surface of the skin that causes inflammation of the vein, leading to redness and swelling.
Varicose and spider veins occur when the veins near the surface of the skin become enlarged and twisted.
A venous aneurysm is a bulge along a weakened wall of a vein, most often in your legs, abdomen or throat.
Venous disease refers to a number of conditions that affect the flow of blood through the veins.
Venous thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in your veins.
Venous tumors are tumors that grow on or in veins.
A ventricular aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel of the heart that can appear as a result of a heart attack.
The cardiac computed tomography scan, or cardiac CT, uses X-rays to create three-dimensional images of your heart and blood vessels.
A fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses a continuous X-ray beam passed through the body to create real-time, moving images of your internal structures.
Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.