Deep Vein Thrombosis

ThrombosisDeep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling, but may occur without any symptoms.

Deep vein thrombosis can develop if you have certain medical conditions that affect how your blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis can also happen if you don’t move for a long time, such as after surgery, following an accident, or when you are confined to a hospital or nursing home bed.

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition because blood clots in your veins can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism).

Surgical Specialists of Ocala treat Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) through minimally invasive procedures to insert a filter inside a large vein called the vena cava in our Vein Center of Ocala office. The filter catches blood clots that break off in a vein before they move to the lungs to prevent pulmonary embolism.