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How is a Venoplasty Performed?

All of the organs in our body need a constant supply of blood in order to function correctly, and after the oxygen has been delivered to vital tissues, blood must return to the heart and lungs to get packed with oxygen again.  Veins are responsible for carrying blood against gravity from our legs and depend on having unobstructed paths to function properly.  However, these vessels can narrow over time from conditions such as external compression or chronic scarring after an episode of deep vein thrombosis. If you are facing a condition that impairs venous return, then a venoplasty can help restore proper blood flow to your body.

Windermere Venoplasty

What is a Venoplasty?

A venoplasty is a balloon angioplasty procedure that uses a balloon-tipped catheter to restore proper blood flow to narrow or collapsed vessels. Wire mesh tubes known as venous stents may also be used together with venoplasty to prevent the narrowing or collapse of vessels in the future, but this isn’t always necessary and will depend on the patient.

With imaging guidance, the catheter is first inserted into the affected blood vessel. The balloon is then inflated and the vessel is carefully widened to restore proper blood flow. If a stent is also needed, it will be fitted at the vessel walls where the narrowing or compression has occurred. The balloon is then deflated and removed.

Venoplasty and venous stents are designed to treat conditions such as:

  • Iliac vein compression syndrome
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Scarring following deep vein thrombosis
  • Narrowing of veins following abdominal and pelvic surgery or radiation
  • Central venous stenosis from catheters 
  • Venous outflow issues in patients on hemodialysis

The venoplasty procedure at The Vascular Experts (TVE) Florida is performed by Dr. Vargas, the only female vascular surgeon in the Greater Orlando area. Dr. Vargas is a board-certified vascular surgeon that specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery, speaks both Spanish and English, and currently leads TVE Florida.

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Vascular Experts for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Venoplasty?

TVE Florida performs a thorough evaluation of a patient’s vascular condition to determine if they require angioplasty or venous stents. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vargas to learn more about your unique condition and discover if a venoplasty is right for your situation.

What is the Recovery for a Venoplasty?

In most cases, patients can recover from a venoplasty procedure in just 24 hours with plenty of bed rest to allow the insertion site to close appropriately. During those 24 hours, the patient should avoid lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous activities. Be sure to follow the aftercare instructions given by Dr. Vargas to ensure a speedy and adequate recovery following a venoplasty. If you notice bleeding at the catheter insertion site, you should lie down, apply pressure and call your physician.

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*Individual Results May Vary


Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about your treatment options?

Schedule a consultation today with The Vascular Experts Florida at our Windermere, FL location. You can also call to make your appointment. (407) 612-7738.

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