Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the leg that blocks the normal flow of blood back to the heart. It also causes the affected vein to become inflamed. Possible signs and symptoms of DVT include swelling of the leg, dilation of the veins, increased skin temperature, pain and tenderness and, rarely, a bluish discoloration of the lower leg. This condition is easily and accurately diagnosed with a non-invasive test called a Venous Duplex Study peformed in the Vascular Lab.

Drs. Butt, Carrato, and Bono treat DVT mainly to prevent a blood clot from moving to the lungs. Bed rest and elevating the leg can help reduce the swelling and pain. They often give the person an injection of medicine to thin the blood. These blood-thinning medicines help prevent further growth of the blood clot. The doctors closely monitor the patient to make sure they are stable. After a few days of blood thinner injections, they may switch the patient to pills. In some cases, the doctors may need to surgically insert a "filter" to keep the blood clots from travelling to the lungs.

  A. General Surgery
    1. Laparoscopic Surgery
      a. Exploratory
      b. Appendix
      c. Hernia
      d. Gallbladder
      e. Colon
      f. Hiatal Hernia
    2. Conventional Surgeries
      a. Hernia Repair
      b. Colon
      c. Stomach
      d. Appendix
      e. Thyroid
      f. Soft Tissue Masses and Skin Lesions

  B. Vascular Surgery
    1. Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
    2. Bypass surgery of extremities
    3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    4. Creation of arterio-venous fistulas
    5. Placement of central lines

  C. Varicose Vein Treatment
    1. TIPPS (Trans-Illuminated Powered Phlebectomy)
    2. SEPS (Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery)
    3. Deep venous thrombosis

  D. Breast Disease Management
    1. Evaluation of breast lumps (solid or cystic)
    2. Cyst aspirations
    3. Fine-needle aspiration of solid breast lump
    4. Stereotactic breast biopsy
    5. Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    6. Conventional biopsy
    7. Lumpectomy
    8. Mastectomy

  E. Gastric Bypass (Bariatric Surgery)

  F. Wound Management and Treatment

  G. Thoracic surgery
    1. Chest tube placement
    2. Removal and biopsy of nodules in lung and mediastinum
    3. Lobectomy

  H. Vascular Laboratory

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