Venous Disease

Venous Disease

Fix That Unsightly Venous Disease and Get Your Limb Back

  • The veins carry deoxygenated blood from the limbs, organs and brain to the heart.
  • Blood clots can form in the veins and obstruct flow back to the heart resulting in swelling and pain in the extremities (limbs). A blood clot can possibly break off and travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). Symptoms include shortness of breath and pain if this occurs
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the deep venous system. Patients are more at risk for a PE when diagnosed with DVT
  • Superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) is a blood clot in the superficial system or near the surface of the skin. This may cause redness and pain in the limb but is typically not treated as aggressively since the risk of PE is lower than DVT
  • Veins have valves that keep blood moving back to the heart by preventing blood from back-flowing into the limbs This is especially important when we are standing or sitting and gravity pulls the blood toward the feet
  • Venous insufficiency is when the valves are damaged and blood pools in the legs which can lead to varicose veins, swelling, pain, skin discoloration and venous ulcers

Take a look at the common risks, predispositions, and signs/symptoms, then read up on some of the testing and procedures Dr. Hollander can perform for you using comfortable,minimally invasive, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques:

Causes

Cause Unknown

Risk Factors

Pelvis/leg fractures

Pregnancy

Obesity

Injury to veins

Birth Control/Oral Contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy

Smoking

Indwelling catheter

Aging (Over the age of 60 increases risk)

Immobility and Sedentariness (sitting for long periods of time, bedrest)

Fibroid Disease

Large Heavy Legs

Long term IVC filter

Inherited clotting disorder

Recent surgery or trauma

Past history of venous thrombosis

Predisopostions

Family history of blood clots

Cancer

Heart Failure

Lupus and other autoimmune disorders

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Type A blood group

Family history of varicose veins

Symptoms

Redness of the skin

Edema of the legs (swelling)

Pain in the leg

Warm skin

Varicose veins

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Discoloration of skin in ankles and/or legs

Check Your Symptoms >>
Duplex Vascular Ultrasound
Angioplasty and Stenting
Thrombolysis or Thrombectomy
Vena Cava Filter

Other services provided:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (achieving and maintaining an erection)
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • IVC filter placement/retrieval
  • Kyphoplasty for intractable back pain related to spine fracture
  • Full range of interventional radiological procedures available upon request