Vein Procedures for Venous Disease
DIALYSIS AND FISTULA GRAFT/ DECLOTTING AND INTERVENTIONS
INFERIOR VENA CAVA FILTER PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are used to treat blood clots. Blood clots in the veins of the legs and pelvis can occasionally travel to the lungs where they may cause a large clot in the lungs called a pulmonary embolism. During the procedure, a filtering device is placed within, a large vein in the abdomen that returns blood from the lower body to the heart. IVC filters help reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism by trapping large clots and preventing them from reaching the heart and lungs. They have a high rate of success in patients who don’t respond to or cannot be given conventional blood thinners.