VeinDirectory.org

 

 
 
 
 

Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis in South Ogden, Utah (UT)

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 Mindful Medical & Spa

Located in South Ogden, Utah, Jed Naisbitt, MD and John Whitehead, PA-C have helped individuals throughout the community overcome South Ogden varicose veins and spider veins through proven treatments and procedures. Each patient who receives treatment at this facility is treated in a comfortable, friendly environment using proven equipment and technology. South Ogden varicose veins and spider veins are troubling for many individuals, as their unsightly appearances may lead to embarrassment for many. Meanwhile, varicose veins may even cause pain and heaviness in the legs.

There are several South Ogden varicose veins and spider veins treatments available at this facility including ambulatory phlebectomy, Asclera, foam sclerotherapy, intense pulse light therapy, laser and light therapy, microphlebectomy, radiofrequency occlusion and VNUS. For more information about these and other treatment options, patients are encouraged to speak with a trained professional on staff. All medical professionals are highly trained and eager to help patients reach their goals.


Mindful Medical & Spa
Toll Free: 801-923-2850
Jed Naisbitt, MD, RPhS
John Whitehead, PA-C

1525 E 6000 S
South Ogden, UT 84405


Copyright © 2014 HealthNews.org. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy
Do not use this website as a substitute for medical care. Please consult your physician
or other medical care provider regarding any medical questions you may have.