Imaging & Interventional Specialists – Your Chronic Pelvic Pain Solution
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are experienced and successful in dealing with chronic pelvic pain using a variety of “pinhole” procedures. For women chronic pelvic pain can be a symptom of pelvic congestion syndrome, pelvic varicose veins, obstruction of venous flow, as well as other conditions. For men varicoceles can be a cause amongst other. Pelvic congestion syndrome arises when distended veins form in the pelvis leading to pelvic pain, low back pain, swollen vulva or varicose veins in the thighs.
For both men and women nerve impingement, bowel and bladder problems can be causes. For women other gynecologic disease are important to consider such as endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease. Our board-certified vascular physicians offer in office diagnostic testing, consult with other physicians as needed, and will customize a treatment plan to address your chronic pelvic pain. Our medical team will focus on treating your chronic pelvic pain to decrease the symptoms that arise.
What are Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Pelvic Varicose Veins and Venous Flow Obstruction and How Do They Arise?
Normal veins have healthy valves that prevent the reflux of blood. As part of aging or after pregnancy these valves can fail leading to chronic pain. It is like having varicose veins in the pelvis except usually they are not visible. This is pelvic congestion syndrome. In some cases of pelvic congestion syndrome flow from the legs is slowed down by narrowed veins. This causes backup of blood, congestion, engorgement and pain. This is venous flow obstruction. In these cases, stents may be placed to open up the veins and alleviate congestion and so eliminate symptoms.
How Do Imaging & Interventional Specialists Find Out the Cause of Your Pelvic Pain?
The Imaging & Interventional Specialists team are nationally recognized experts in pelvic congestion syndrome. Pelvic pain can have numerous courses, so imaging & Interventional specialists physicians have strategies to diagnose pelvic congestion syndrome. Besides a careful history and physical exam, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists will obtain advanced imaging including ultrasound studies to confirm the diagnosis.
The best and most often used method used by physicians, including Imaging and Interventional specialists, is pelvic ultrasound where special techniques are used to evaluate for pelvic congestion. In most situations the Imaging & Interventional Specialist team will use in-office diagnostic technologies to help assess whether you have pelvic congestion syndrome, how severe it is and the best treatment method. Besides ultrasound, venography may be used. Besides our careful history and physical exam, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists may obtain ultrasound studies and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI ) to aid with accurate diagnoses and help develop your treatment plan, as needed. We work closely with OB/GYNs to make sure your chronic pelvic pain is addressed.
What Advanced “PINHOLE” Procedures Does Imaging & Interventional Specialists Offer for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and Pelvic Varicose Veins?
Once Imaging & Interventional Specialists have determined whether you have pelvic congestion syndrome and whether it is caused by (1) damaged valves leading to reflux and/or (2) obstruction to venous return the following “pinhole” procedures may be used:
- Gonadal vein embolization
- Ovarian vein embolization
- Iliac vein stenting
Imaging Interventional Specialists “Pinhole” Procedures: Fast Recovery, Less Risk, Less Pain, Comfortable Setting
Our experienced board-certified specialists successfully perform “pinhole” procedures every day offering this region leading, state-of-the-art solutions to pelvic congestion syndrome. Our non-surgical image guided procedures are cutting edge technology without the cutting, without a scalpel.
- Procedures are usually done in a comfortable outpatient setting with familiar friendly staff
- Pinhole procedures offer fast recovery, less risk, and less pain
Why Imaging & Interventional Specialists?
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are leaders in interventional radiology and experts in the non-surgical procedures that will address your pelvic congestion syndrome symptoms of pelvic pain.
Using state-of-the-art equipment our experienced board-certified specialists are focused on your best outcome.
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