Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood disorder resulting from the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) inside a deep vein of the leg, commonly located in the calf or thigh. DVT occurs when the blood clot either partially or completely blocks the flow of blood in the vein. Patient symptoms include pain, swelling, and discoloration.
Approximately 600,000 new DVT cases are diagnosed each year in the United States with as many as 20 million patients having had a prior DVT. The majority of patients diagnosed with DVT are treated with medication therapy alone. While this therapy reduces the risk of fatal Pulmonary Embolism and further blood clot from forming, the underlying blood clot may remain and result in permanent vein damage and the development of Post Thrombotic Syndrome.
This state-of-the-art method has been shown to provide superior treatment of DVT compared to conventional methods of locally delivered thrombolysis. Unlike traditional thrombolysis, in which drugs are administered through the entire blood system via a small catheter , the Trellis system seeks to target the problem area, by using balloons on both ends of the catheter. This allows for more direct, intensive drug infusion into the clot. The general surgeons of The Jackson Clinic offer their DVT patients a minimally-invasive alternative to open surgery in the Trellis Peripheral Infusion System. For more information, or to schedule a consultation call 731.422.0213. The Jackson Clinic general surgeons are pleased to offer this minimally-invasive procedure for qualified patients in Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Jackson MS, Paducah, Tupelo, Jonesboro and across the Mid-South.