IVC Filter Placement And Removal In Houston and Surrounding Areas
Patients who have a clot in the veins of the lower extremities and cannot be treated with medication may need a filter placed within the inferior vena cava to prevent a pulmonary embolus. The IVC filter is a tiny cage-like device that is inserted in a blood vessel to catch clots and prevent them from reaching the heart or lungs. The filter can prevent a life-threatening pulmonary embolus and can be safely placed by an interventional radiologist using a neck or leg vein. If the filter is no longer needed, at Synergy Vascular and Interventional radiologists can remove the filters – ideally if done within 6 months of placement.
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Contact Synergy Vascular and Interventional today to learn more about your minimally invasive IVC filter placement and removal options. Synergy Vascular and Interventional serves 10 outpatient centers in the greater Houston area including the communities of Pearland, Humble, Webster, Katy, Cypress, and The Woodlands, Texas. Call (713) 621-7436 to schedule your IVC filter placement or removal.