Iliac Compression Syndrome Doctor in Southwest Louisiana

iliac compression syndrome doctor

What is iliac compression syndrome?

Iliac compression syndrome is a condition that occurs when the right iliac artery creates pressure on the left iliac vein, resulting in issues with blood flow, which leads to uncomfortable symptoms.

What are the symptoms of iliac compression syndrome?

Not every patient with venous insufficiency will develop visible varicose veins that most people are familiar with, but they may still have other symptoms associated with vein disease. Iliac compression syndrome is often found to be the cause of these symptoms, which is frequently misdiagnosed.

Symptoms of iliac compression syndrome may include:

  • Leg pain
  • Swelling
  • Heaviness in the legs
  • Leg pain when walking that continues when you stop

How is iliac compression syndrome treated?

An ultrasound is done first and if results are negative, the patient is taken to the vascular lab where Dr. Fastabend can take a closer look inside the veins using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Dye is injected and we access the veins with a special catheter that has an ultrasound probe at the end. The images we receive are extremely accurate and will show the suspected vein compression very clearly if present. Once the compression, or obstruction, is identified, it can be effectively treated during this same procedure with the placement of a venous stent for immediate improvement.

If you are experiencing symptoms of iliac compression syndrome, visit the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Fastabend is Louisiana’s only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist who exclusively focuses on vein care. Utilizing advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options, Dr. Fastabend offers innovative and results-driven care for the full range of vein problems. Call us today at 337.312.VEIN or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.

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