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Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis is a 30-minute outpatient procedure which is used to remove clots located in the deeper veins of the body. The technique uses two modalities: application of clot-dissolving agents directly to the clot and mechanical maceration to help break the clot apart. The mechanical motion also allows for a more thorough dispersion of the clot-dissolving agent, helping to soften the clot and prepare it for removal.
Traditional thrombolysis techniques rely solely on the use of these clot-dissolving agents to slowly dissolve clots over several hours to several days. By contrast, pharmacomechanical thrombolysis can remove clots within a few moments, requiring far less potentially harmful clot-dissolving agents than traditional thrombolysis. As a result, recovery is shorter with pharmacomechanical thrombolysis and the technique is associated with a lower risk of bleeding and other complications.
The pharmacomechanical thrombolysis technique itself is usually performed under sedation, and begins with the insertion of a long, flexible catheter into the vein that contains the clot. The catheter is advanced through the vein until it emerges on the far side of the clot. Tiny balloons located on either side of the clot are inflated to securely partition the clot from the rest of the bloodstream. Once these tiny balloons are successfully inflated, clot-dissolving agents can be safely administered directly to the area and the clot can be mechanically broken down into tiny pieces. These tiny bits are aspirated through the hollow end of the catheter. After the material is cleared, the balloons are deflated and the catheter is removed from the body. Recovery is brief, and most individuals can resume normal activity shortly after the procedure.
About International Vein & Skin Institute
We strive to deliver state of the art medical, surgical and cosmetic care!
Our main focus at International Vein & Skin Institute is:
•Diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and leg ulcers.
•Medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, in children and adults
Our physician and medical director Jozef Tryzno, MD, RVT, FASA, FASLMS has been providing quality medical care for over 20 years. He is a highly skilled physician with over 12 years of laser technology hands on experience, and also one of the very few highly qualified vein specialists in the area.
The philosophy of the practice is based on providing the latest, safest, and most advanced cosmetic technology to our patients. This is achieved in a very professional, yet tailored and personal way, with the patient’s goals and expectations as the highest priority.
Experience: No other facility in the area has as much experience as we do with phlebology and laser technologies. Our medical director Jozef Tryzno, M.D., has performed thousands of cases and is specially trained in Phlebology and Laser and MultiLight technology.
Equipment: All systems are permanently located at our office and are not brought in by truck for occasional use. This assures you that treatment after treatment we will provide each patient with predictable, best possible results.
Consultation: We believe that our commitment to providing pre-op consultation immeasurably helps our patients in their decision making process. Patients often require a combination of therapies to successfully treat their problems.
At the time of your consultation, our medical provider will discuss your individual needs and concerns, in order to develop the best treatment options for you. For the majority of our patients, the results are remarkable. For your convenience, some of the treatments can be performed immediately following your consultation if you desire.
For all venous consultation Dr. Tryzno personally conducts a venous screening evaluation to assess the extent of the symptoms and the potential severity of any underlying problem. Armed with this information, Dr. Tryzno can educate each patient about a treatment plan, estimated cost and the expected outcome.
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