Venous thrombectomy is a procedure that involves the surgical removal of a clot in the vein. It is rarely performed in the United States since it can sometimes lead to the removal of some of the vein lining resulting in an increased risk for repeat clot formation. Vein Clinics in Long Island normally reserve the procedure for patients that have severe DVT and those in whom the symptoms have been present for less than 7 days.
Venous thrombectomy is also useful in patients that are pregnant, patients that cannot take anticoagulants or patients that do not respond to anticoagulants.
Heart doctors in Long Island identify a host of risk factors that may increase the complications associated with venous thrombectomy. These include patients above the age of 65, patients with bleeding tendencies, hypertension, congestive heart failure, poor kidney function or allergies to contrast dyes.