Disorders of the deep venous system often include deep vein thrombosis and obstruction of the vein from scar tissue or compression. Unfortunately, this is a commonly overlooked problem in vein clinics due to the increased expertise needed. At the Princeton Vascular Center, our vein doctors, including Dr. Brotman O’Neill, are double board-certified vascular surgeons with specialty training in both superficial and deep vein disease.
Common signs of deep vein disease include unresolved leg swelling, a history of blood clots, and pelvic discomfort. Luckily for those suffering from deep vein disease in areas surrounding Edison, Mt. Laurel, Princeton, Point Pleasant, and Wayne, NJ, innovative deep vein thrombosis treatments are available. At the Princeton Vascular Center, we can perform these treatments in-office at one of our five New Jersey locations. Deep vein disease and DVT treatments are minimally-invasive and can be performed on an elective basis.
Treatments for deep vein thrombosis depend on the severity of the deep vein disease. The most common treatment is anticoagulants, or blood thinners. When injected or taken as pills, the medication can decrease the blood’s ability to clot. Although they cannot get rid of existing blood clots, they can keep the clot from growing.
There are also newer treatments for acute DVT that can be performed within two weeks of onset. A minimally-invasive treatment that is gaining popularity is mechanical pharmacolysis or thrombolysis, which is the use of special catheters to inject drugs to dissolve the blood clot.
Compression stockings are often recommended to prevent swelling associated with DVT.
A qualified vеіn dосtоr performs a physical examination and will ask you for a complete medical history, while taking note of your symptoms and the appearance of your legs. Your vein specialist may ask additional questions to try to understand your priorities.
If you think you are suffering from deep vein disease or deep vein thrombosis, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of the best vein doctors in NJ by calling the Princeton Vascular Center. We make it easy for you to get started on your journey of looking and feeling your best with our online virtual consultation form. Once completed, one of our vein doctors will send you a personalized message, and a member of our staff will reach out to schedule an initial consultation.