In the case of a severe blood clot, doctors at Pinnacle Vein and Vascular Center may recommend and provide:
-Thrombectomy, to surgically remove the clot
-Thrombolysis, a “clot busting” treatment to dissolve the blockage
–Uterine Fibroid Embolization
-Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure for fibroid tumors of the uterus. The procedure is also referred to as Uterine Artery Embolization. Fibroid tumors arise from the muscular wall of the uterus. This causes heavy menstrual bleeding, pain in the pelvis region and pressure on the bladder or bowel.
Pinnacle Vein and Vascular Center will use a fluoroscope to guide the delivery of small particles to the uterus and fibroids. The small particles are injected through a catheter. These then block the arteries that provide blood flow, causing the fibroids to shrink.
-Varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum. This occurs in about one in six males but unlike varicose veins in the legs, it is more common in younger males, ages 15-25. Varicoceles are believed to be caused by defective valves in the veins within the scrotum, just above the testicles. These valves regulate the flow of blood to and from the testicles. When normal flow doesn’t occur, the blood backs up, causing the veins to enlarge. This most commonly takes place during puberty, when the testicles are experiencing rapid growth and need the most blood.
Treatment is necessary only for infertility or if the varicocele causes persistent pain or discomfort or significant testicular atrophy. Surgical treatment of the varicocele usually involves tying off the affected vein to redirect the blood flow toward normal veins. Surgery can be open or laparoscopic, and is done on an outpatient basis.