Is illiac vein stenting always done before vein closure?
I had two illiac vein stents without knowing they were stainless steel mesh, my doctor never let me know what they look like, or any of the risks or precautions. Had I seen them I would not have had the surgery. I am 68. I thought I was just getting one small vein on my shin taken care of.
ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (1)
2 months ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center
Insertion of iliac vein stents are not done routinely before saphenous vein closure. It seems that your venous problems are more complex then you understand them to be. Iliac stents are done for symptomatic iliac vein stenosis and closure procedures are done for saphenous vein insufficiency. Patients sometimes have combinations of both. Stents need to be non compressible and this is way they are made of stainless steel. You should speak with your treating physician for a better understanding of your venous issues.
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