The majority of patients that are diagnosed with DVT are treated with blood thinners, anticoagulants, and compression stockings to try to encourage the body to naturally remove the DVT. Prescribing anticoagulants and blood thinners alone prevents the clot from moving to your heart or lungs or growing larger in size but does not guarantee that the clot will disappear or diminish in size overtime or that your symptoms will go away. In addition to anticoagulation therapy, our Vascular Specialists can oftentimes remove a DVT with a simple, minimally invasive catheter procedure called a Thrombectomy. Our doctors will use a device that acts like a vacuum to disrupt the clot and quickly remove the blockage from your vein, immediately restoring flow to your legs.
For many patients, a Thrombectomy offers immediate benefits, eliminates the need for a hospital stay, and reduces the pain and swelling.Removing your DVT also provides long-term benefits to your health and dramatically reduces your risk for developing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome. When your Vascular Specialist removes your DVT from your veins, you are much less at risk for contracting chronic complications that affect your quality of life.