Iliac Vein Compression

Are you at risk for DVT because of compression on your iliac vein?

May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) is a condition where the left iliac vein is compressed by the right iliac artery in the pelvis leading to decreased venous return from the left leg. Abnormal compression of different veins can be also seen in other locations in the pelvis and abdomen. Blood flow across an area of narrowing is affected and can cause swelling, pain and sensation of heaviness of the affected extremity and may increase the risk for deep vein thrombosis.  

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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 Dr. Vargas at The Vascular Experts Florida 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.

How is Iliac Vein Compression Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of Iliac Vein Compression is based on your history and symptoms of swelling, pain, heaviness and difficulty ambulating, paired with a thorough physical examination performed by Dr. Lina Vargas. If suspected, the affected vein segments can be evaluated by traditional ultrasound evaluation performed in the comfort of our office and/or a venogram performed in our state-of-the-art procedure room. The venogram is an invasive procedure done through a small puncture in your groin that allows Dr. Vargas to assess the areas of concern with both x-ray and intravascular ultrasound, the Gold-standard for real-time venous evaluation.   

What Treatment Options for Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome Are Available?

Dr. Vargas can completely diagnose and treat abnormal vein compression in the comfort of our outpatient vascular laboratory with minimal downtime and avoiding the need to go to a hospital. Access through a small puncture in a vein is obtained to inject dye in order to identify areas of narrowing and special catheters such as Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) are available to better identify areas of abnormality, establish the severity of the compression and to accurately deliver and deploy venous stents if necessary to maintain these areas of compression open. Venous stents are expandable metal tubes that are delivered through a catheter and deployed in the desired location to prevent further compression of the vein by an external artery or other neighboring structures.

What Results Will I See?

Outcomes from these treatments are typically excellent, and patients usually experience a complete resolution of symptoms, frequently shortly after undergoing vein stenting procedures.

Is There Any Downtime?

Venography, Intravascular Ultrasound evaluation and Venous Stents are performed as outpatient procedures, and patients return to normal schedules with minimal to no downtime.

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