Venous stenting is a treatment procedure that can help patients who have certain types of blockage in one or more veins. A venous stent is a mesh tube made of metal that is inserted into a blocked or narrowed vein and expands against the vein wall to keep the vein open and allow blood to flow through it. In most cases, venous stents are placed using a minimally invasive “needle access” technique, which means that only a tiny incision (cut) is needed. Minimally invasive procedures reduce recovery time and risk to the patient compared to open surgery.
Patients seeking treatment for simple to complex vein problems can count on the experts at the UAB Vein Clinic for thorough evaluations, specialized treatment, and compassionate care for their veins. As central Alabama’s premier vein center, the UAB Vein Clinic provides the most advanced cosmetic, minimally invasive, and surgical treatments, performed by vascular specialists and medical experts who are specially trained in vein disease.
Located at UAB Hospital-Highlands, the clinic provides outpatient care, while more intensive treatments and vascular surgeries are performed at UAB Hospital. When you choose UAB Medicine to care for your vein condition, you gain immediate access to experienced providers who deliver the latest and most effective treatment options.
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