The goal in the treatment of acute (new) DVT is to remove or to dissolve the blood clot. Once the clot is removed, the swelling and pain typically resolve.
Individuals with DVT have a high risk of developing a life threatening pulmonary embolism. Placing medicine via catheter directly into the pulmonary embolism can help reduce complications.
Older clots and scars may remain from prior DVT. We have a variety of techniques to re-open veins that have been blocked long term.
The physician inserts an IVC filter which helps prevent pulmonary embolism. Retrieval of embedded filters is also available.