The disorders of the deep venous system include deep vein thrombosis and obstruction from scar tissue or compression. Unfortunately, this is a commonly overlooked problem in vein clinics due to the increased expertise needed. At Princeton Vascular Center, Dr. Brotman is a board-certified vascular surgeon with specialty training in both superficial and deep vein disease. Signs of deep vein disease include unresolved leg swelling, a history of blood clots, pelvic discomfort. Most treatments now can be performed in the office or on an elective basis that are minimally-invasive.
Treatments include medications to keep the clot from growing and newer therapies for acute DVT (within two weeks of onset), such as the use of special catheters to inject drugs to dissolve the clot (mechanical pharmacolysis or thrombolysis).
A vеіn dосtоr performs a physical examination and a complete history, taking note of your symptoms and the appearance of your legs. Your physician may ask additional questions to try to understand your priorities.