Deep Vein Thrombectomy

Patients who present with deep vein thrombosis often have acute and painful leg swelling in which sometimes medication may not be sufficient to resolve the discomfort.  Deep vein thrombectomy is a minimally invasive option in which a small catheter is inserted into your vein which has clot.  Once inserted, we use venography to guide the catheter through the clot and simultaneously “vacuum” the clot out of your vein thereby reducing swelling and healing time.  This procedure allows for faster recovery time and enhances the effectiveness of medication but providing less clot to dissolve and vessels to return to normal function.