IVC Filter Removal
For patients whose blood clots cannot be treated with blood thinners, an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is the next best option. IVC filters are placed to trap dangerous blood clots before they travel to the heart and lungs. When the risk of clots has passed, your doctor may recommend that the filter be removed. IVC filter removal helps reduce the long-term risks of having an IVC filter in your body. The vascular specialists at VIA Vein Center are experts at safe removal of IVC filters using minimally invasive techniques. Your vascular physician may recommend pre-operative imaging studies to evaluate the status of the filter. Procedures are done in a state-of-the-art IR lab with moderate sedation, and patients are discharged home the day of the procedure after a short recovery period.