Venous Stent Procedure in Southwest Louisiana
What are venous stents?
A stent is a small, expandable mesh metal tube that can be placed inside a vein to help support the vessel’s inner wall and keep the vessel open to allow for proper blood flow.
At the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, Dr. Fastabend has many years of experience with diagnosing and treating a wide range of vein conditions, offering numerous advanced procedures, like venous stents, to resolve the issue and eliminate your pain.
Why are venous stents used?
Venous stents may be recommended by Dr. Fastabend at the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana if you suffer from pelvic vein disease.
What does a venous stent procedure involve?
The procedure to place the stent is minimally-invasive and is performed in the vascular lab. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is used to diagnose obstructions in the vein. Using the ultrasound images as a guide, the stents are positioned to open the vein to improve blood flow.
What are the benefits of undergoing a venous stent procedure?
Treatment results, including pain relief and return to normal activities, are dramatic and immediate for patients who require this procedure for iliac compression syndrome or pelvic compression syndrome.
If you are interested in venous stents, 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.