Peripheral Thrombectomy / Deep Vein Thrombosis


Peripheral Thrombectomy / Thrombolysis in Hawaii

Your Hawaii physician may have discussed deep vein thrombosis with you. Thrombi, or blood clots may occur in either the arteries or veins in your body. If present in the arteries of the legs or arms, blood clots commonly lead to acute limb ischemia, representing a medical emergency requiring quick restoration of blood flow. Clots present in the extremities, are called deep vein thrombosis (DVTs). For both situations, acute thrombi in arteries or veins, thrombectomy or catheter-directed thrombolysis may be indicated. During catheter-based thrombectomy, a suction catheter is advanced into the blood clot and the thrombus is removed. With catheter-directed thrombectomy, a small tube is inserted and a thrombolytic ("clot buster") is infused into the clot. 

If you are a candidate for peripheral thrombectomy / deep vein thrombosis please contact our office to schedule a consultation.