Treating the Dallas and Fort Worth Areas
Precision Vascular is your premiere center for vein and artery disease treatment. With five convenient locations, our expert doctors and medical staff members offer cutting-edge vein, artery, and vascular treatments to residents of Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in northeast Texas. We are proud to offer our patients information about and treatments for May-Thurner syndrome and iliac vein compression syndrome.
What is May-Thurner Syndrome?
May-Thurner Syndrome, also commonly known as iliac vein compression syndrome and Cockett syndrome, is a condition that causes the left iliac vein in the pelvis to shrink or narrow because of pressure put on it by the right iliac artery. The left iliac vein is the main vein in your left leg that carries blood back to the heart. The right iliac artery is the main artery in your right leg that delivers blood to the rest of your lower body. When the right artery rests on top of the left vein, it can cause a blockage of blood flow and lead to serious consequences including deep vein thrombosis. Patients may also have May-Thurner syndrome if they experience leg pain, leg edema and swelling, leg sores and ulcers, and discoloration in the legs.
What Causes May-Thurner Syndrome?
While the main cause of May-Thurner syndrome is the right iliac artery pressing down on the left iliac vein, there are several factors that may help contribute to patients experiencing this condition. Patients who are more likely to have May-Thurner syndrome are typically inactive or sedentary women who have habitually used oral birth control methods or have been pregnant and had children. All of these factors contribute to structural changes in the pelvic region that may cause the right iliac artery to weigh down on the left iliac vein.
How Much Does Treatment for May-Thurner Syndrome Cost?
The cost of your May-Thurner syndrome treatment will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. To get a better idea of how much your May-Thurner syndrome treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our doctors.
The expert doctors and highly-skilled team members at Precision Vascular are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein and artery diseases. We are proud to offer treatment to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in Northeast Texas. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with one of our medical professionals today.