Minimally-Invasive Deep Vein Treatment
Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis at Washington Township Medical Foundation
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that involves a blood clot forming
in a deep vein, typically in a leg, though it can also occur in an arm
or in the pelvis. If deep vein thrombosis is not treated, it can result
in pulmonary embolism. This is a potentially fatal condition that results
in the blood clot—or numerous blood clots—escaping from the
vein and moving up through the bloodstream to block blood flow in the
lung or lungs.
Our vascular experts at Washington Township Medical Foundation offer management
for deep vein thrombosis. We also provide preventive services for pulmonary
embolism and blood clot recurrence. If you have questions about the services
we provide, speak with our vascular care team. We look forward to helping
you and to answering any questions you may have.
Types of Minimally-Invasive Procedures for DVT
We use advanced treatment options, including minimally-invasive deep vein
treatments. Minimally-invasive procedures may be used in treatment of
deep vein thrombosis where a large blood clot has formed and pulmonary
embolism must be prevented. They may also serve as a wise alternative
for patients who are unable to take thrombolytic and anticoagulant medications
due to underlying disorders such as hemorrhaging disorders.
Two such minimally-invasive treatment procedures for deep vein thrombosis include: