Thrombosis, commonly referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is an extremely serious condition caused by a blood clot forming in a vein that is located deep inside your body. DVT frequently occurs in the legs. Symptoms may include swelling of a foot, ankle or leg, leg cramping that begins in the calf, an area of skin that feels warm to the touch, and skin discoloration. Many people, however, have no symptoms at all.
DVT is often a result of another condition and can be caused by injury, inactivity, certain medications or surgery. A DVT blood clot can travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung) which can be fatal.
We treat DVT using a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a filter inside a vein to catch any blood clots that break off, thus preventing them from moving to other parts of the body.
If you think you are experiencing a sudden onset of DVT, then seek emergency help right away. If you have been diagnosed with DVT in the past or have risk factors for DVT, then schedule a consultation with us so we can work with you on developing a treatment plan to help prevent this sometimes fatal condition.