Understanding Pelvic Congestion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Female Pelvic Pain

What is Pelvic Congestion? Pelvic congestion, also known as pelvic venous congestion syndrome (PVCS), is a condition that affects many women ages 20-45 who have given birth more than once, have polycystic ovary syndrome, or varicose veins. It occurs when the veins in the pelvis become enlarged and engorged, causing discomfort and pain. Approximately 40% of visits to the gynecologist…

Deep Vein Thrombosis? Here’s What You Can Do.

Varicose Veins DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, typically in the legs. Read on to find out more about DVT and its treatment. In the United States, over 600,000 new cases of DVT are diagnosed each year. During DVT, blood clots occur in deep veins because your veins are injured or the blood flowing…

Kyphoplasty for treatment of vertebral compression fractures

Back Pain

Kyphoplasty is a highly effective, minimally-invasive procedure that treats vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), which are small breaks in the spine. These compression fractures can cause your spine to shorten and curve forward. Typically, the main cause of vertebral compression fractures is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become more fragile. You might be a candidate for…

Can You Stop Varicose Veins From Getting Worse?

Image of tool being used to help treat varicose vein.

What Are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are large, bulging, blue veins that appear on the legs. They are due to venous insufficiency, and they are quite common. Some of the symptoms of varicose veins include swollen feet, a burning sensation in the legs, and leg pain. Learn more here: Leg Pain Symptoms   Who Is At-Risk of Developing Varicose Veins?…

How can Varicose veins effect your health

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Could My Leg Pain Be Due to Varicose Veins? Roughly 40 million American adults suffer from varicose veins. These bulgy veins can be unsightly and make it embarrassing to wear what you want. They cause a multitude of symptoms that can affect your daily activities. Varicose veins are painful and inconvenient, but how exactly do they form? What Causes Varicose…

Love your Legs!

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This Valentine’s Day, make sure you love your legs! If you are noticing some large veins or spider veins coming up on your legs, NOW is a perfect time to address it!  Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Roberts so he can carefully diagnosis if there are any underlying causes before he can recommends treatment.  Dr. Roberts performs all the…

Varicose veins are a cosmetic issue and other misconceptions.

Image of varicose veins before and after treatment at MVC.

Painful varicose and spider veins can develop over time on a wide variety of people. Some of the healthiest lifestyles will not prevent venous disease from presenting itself. Varicose veins are the most visible sign of venous disease. Approximately 72% of women and 42% of the men will experience venous disease by age 60. Dr. Jon Roberts at Memphis Vascular…

Treating Pulmonary Embolism at the source

Images of treating a pulmonary embolism at the source.

Memphis Vascular Center is leading the way in aggressively treating Pulmonary Embolism or PE in the Memphis area. Currently, we have treated over 15 patients using the Flowtriever device. Dr. Jon Roberts, Dr. Dale Hansen III, Dr. Scott Osborne and Dr. Wes Angel have all used the Inari Flowtriever device to save patients’ lives. Pulmonary Embolism is the development of…

First Prostate Artery Embolization in Memphis

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Another first for Memphis Vascular and the city of Memphis: Dr Wes Angel performed the first Prostate Artery Embolization in Memphis! This procedure is a non-invasive option rather than surgery for specific patients with Prostate cancer or enlarged prostates. Working in collaboration with the local urologists, we selected the first candidate. It was a big success! This patient had a prostate…

New Procedure for treatment of varicose veins

Image of varicose veins before and after treatment at MVC.

Memphis Vascular offers the latest advances in treatment for varicose veins in Memphis! Venaseal uses a glue rather than heat to close the vein. That means less needle sticks, minimal usage of compression hose, and less bruising! Find out more by watching the video with Dr. Roberts on channel 3! To learn more about vein treatments click here.  

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