May-Thurner Syndrome Treatment Using IVUS

May-Thurner Syndrome Treatment by the Best Vascular Surgeon Serving Milford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford and All Of Southern Connecticut

May-Thurner Syndrome Treatment New Haven CT by Best Vascular Surgeons

May-Thurner Syndrome treatment in New Haven County, performed by our expert vascular surgeon and interventional radiologist will help put an end to your leg swelling and leg pain.

Using IVUS intravascular ultrasound for precision, our vascular specialists open up the iliac vein by placing a stent in the exact location where the iliac vein was being compressed.

This helps restore healthy blood flow from the legs back up to the heart.

WHAT IS ILIAC VEIN COMPRESSION (MAY-THURNER SYNDROME)?

May-Thurner Syndrome Treatment New Haven CT Using IVUS Intravascular Ultrasound

Iliac vein compression, also known as May-Thurner Syndrome is a condition in which the iliac vein becomes compressed between the iliac artery and the spine.

The iliac vein is very important in that it carries blood up from the legs towards the heart.

When the iliac vein becomes compressed, it restricts blood flow from the legs to the heart, causing blood to accumulate in the leg.

The result is stagnant blood pooling in the leg, causing leg swelling, pain, and a multitude of other negative effects.

Dr. Esposito Explains May-Thurner Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment

“We’re going to talk about a 60-year-old healthy female patient who suffers from venous disease and came in because she was having leg swelling in her left leg.

After performing an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot, we suspected that she was suffering from iliac vein compression (May-Thurner Syndrome).

In the video below, you can watch how we diagnosed and treated her May-Thurner Syndrome right here in our office-based laboratory using IVUS intravascular ultrasound. With IVUS we are looking at ultrasound images from inside the vein itself, allowing us to be extremely precise in our diagnosis and treatment.”

~ Dr. David Esposito
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon

WATCH HOW WE USE IVUS INTRAVASCULAR
ULTRASOUND TO DIAGNOSE & TREAT MAY-THURNER SYNDROME

“By placing a stent inside the compressed iliac vein, then pushing it into the vein wall by deploying a balloon, we were able to fully open up the iliac vein to restore healthy blood flow.

The entire procedure is performed through a tiny needle hole in the groin, under sedation, where the patient feels no pain.

The patient will have no downtime, and will begin to feel relief from her symptoms within 6-8 weeks.”

~ Dr. David Esposito
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon

What Is The IVUS Procedure?

IVUS INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND
SHOWS US A DETAILED CROSS-SECTION OF THE ILIAC VEIN FROM INSIDE THE VEIN

IVUS Intravascular Ultrasound Procedure New Haven CT for Diagnosing May-Thurner Syndrome

IVUS intravascular ultrasound allows our vascular specialists to obtain extremely precise ultrasound images from within veins and arteries.

Unlike venography and angiography which use x-ray technology to obtain 2-dimensional images of veins and arteries, IVUS allows us to obtain a detailed cross-sectional view of veins and arteries.

IVUS imaging is taken from inside the blood vessels so we can identify the exact location and details regarding compression, stenosis or blood clots that are occurring inside the veins and arteries.

IVUS Helps Diagnose May-Thurner Syndrome

IVUS HELPS US PRECISELY LOCATE ILIAC VEIN COMPRESSION & DETERMINE THE EXACT PERCENTAGE OF STENOSIS

IVUS Procedure for Treating May-Thurner Syndrome New Haven CT

If only a venogram was used to assess a compressed iliac vein, it would not be possible to precisely locate the compression and come to a diagnosis of May-Thurner Syndrome.

But thanks to IVUS technology, the vascular specialists at Milford Vascular Institute can quickly and accurately identify iliac vein compression.

IVUS intravascular ultrasound allows us to see exactly where the iliac vein is compressed, as well as measure the exact percentage of compression (stenosis) it is experiencing.

Before the development of IVUS, many people suffering from May-Thurner Syndrome’s debilitating symptoms went undiagnosed for years.

Here at Milford Vascular Institute, we are passionate about helping people in our communities who are suffering from May-Thurner Syndrome enjoy quick and easy diagnosis and treatment, putting an end to their symptoms, so they can enjoy improved vascular health.

Minimally-Invasive Stent Placement
For Treating May-Thurner Syndrome

Here at Milford Vascular Institute, our top-rated vascular specialists serving Milford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford and all of Southern Connecticut, use the most advanced minimally-invasive techniques such as stenting and balloon angioplasty to treat iliac vein compression (May-Thurner Syndrome).

STENT IS PLACED INSIDE THE COMPRESSED ILIAC VEIN TO OPEN IT UP

Iliac Vein Compression Treatment New Haven CT by Best Vascular Surgeon

To open up the compressed iliac vein, a stent is inserted into the iliac vein.

Board certified vascular surgeon Dr. Esposito and board certified interventional radiologist Dr. Davis, insert the stent through a small needle hole in the patient’s groin.

A catheter is used to direct the stent to the exact area of compression within the iliac vein.

Using IVUS and venogram guidance, the stent is deployed, and will remain in place indefinitely.

BALLOON IS DEPLOYED TO FIRMLY OPEN THE STENT AND EMBED IT INTO THE VEIN WALL

After the stent is in place, a balloon is inserted inside the stent and deployed.

The balloon pushes the stent firmly against the iliac vein walls so the stent will become embedded into the vein.

The stent is designed to remain open, reinforcing the iliac vein from the inside and preventing the iliac artery from compressing it again.

Stent and Balloon Placement for May-Thurner Syndrome Treatment Bridgeport CT

Iliac Vein Is Fully Opened Restoring Healthy Blood Flow

IVUS INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND BEFORE
AND AFTER MAY-THURNER SYNDROME TREATMENT

Best Vascular Surgeons in New Haven CT Treat May-Thurner Syndrome

IVUS intravascular ultrasound images show the cross-sectional view of the iliac vein when it was compressed, before treatment.

In comparison, you can see the same cross-sectional area after the stent was placed.

The iliac vein is fully opened, so that blood flow is no longer restricted.

Blood can flow fully and freely up to the heart from the legs, and the patient’s symptoms of leg swelling and leg pain will be relieved within 6-8 weeks.

May-Thurner Syndrome Symptoms

Without the use of IVUS intravascular ultrasound, May-Thurner Syndrome can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years.

That is why it is important to consult with a vascular specialist as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the thighs;
  • Leg swelling (Edema);
  • One leg larger than the other;
  • Skin discoloration in the lower leg or ankle;
  • Blood clot in the leg;
  • Chronic venous insufficiency;
  • Varicose veins in the pelvic area;
  • Ulcers on the lower leg that do not heal;

Why Choose

Best Vein Treatment Center New Haven CT

When you choose Milford Vascular Institute for treatment of May-Thurner Syndrome, you can rest assured that you are getting the very best possible vascular care available in all of New Haven County. Our vascular specialists are highly skilled in providing the most advanced, minimally-invasive vascular treatments available anywhere.

At MVI, board certified vascular surgeon Dr. David Esposito and Dr. Paul Davis, who is board certified in diagnostic radiology, and vascular and interventional radiology, will perform your May-Thurner Syndrome surgery in our office-based laboratory.

Dr. Esposito and Dr. Davis are top-rated experts in endovascular treatments. They are always at the forefront of technology in the vascular surgery field to ensure they are providing the best, cutting-edge vascular treatments to their community.

Best Vascular Surgeons Serving Bridgeport and New Haven CT

With over 50 years of combined experience in diagnosing, preventing and treating vascular diseases, our outstanding vascular specialists have dedicated their lives to caring for you.

With over 20 years in practice, at Milford Vascular Institute, our staff is committed to excellent patient care, always treating our patients with respect and compassion because WE CARE.

Best Vein Doctors in New Haven CT

Our MVI Team ~ Always Treating You Like Family

If you’ve started to experience leg swelling, leg pain or any of the symptoms associated with iliac vein compression (May-Thurner Syndrome), it is important to have an evaluation with a vascular specialist as soon as possible.

Through a simple in-office consultation, and ultrasounds to rule out other vascular disorders, we can determine if your symptoms may be due to May-Thurner Syndrome. If we suspect that they are, we can easily diagnose and treat May-Thurner Syndrome right in our office-based laboratory.

Treatment takes less than an hour to perform, is minimally-invasive, and performed on an outpatient basis under light sedation.

You will be able to go home and resume normal activities after the procedure, with no downtime and quick recovery.

To schedule a consultation with one of our top-rated vascular specialists here at Milford Vascular Institute, give us a call today at (203) 418-7386. It will be our pleasure to care for you.

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