Pelvic Vein Embolization
The causes of pelvic pain vary, but research has shown pelvic congestion syndrome to be one of the leading factors for chronic pelvic pain.
Due to advances in medical technology, non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment options are available for pelvic vein congestion syndrome. Dr. Kishor Vora of Owensboro Heart and Vascular has successfully treated pelvic vein congestion syndrome with a procedure known as pelvic vein coil embolization. In this procedure, also known as percutaneous transcatheter embolization, a small incision is made in the skin, and a catheter is guided into the affected area via x-ray guidance of a fluoroscopy machine. A special dye, or contrast is injected into the vein to visualize the treatment area, and coil is inserted into the bulging varices. This process effectively closes the enlarged vein. This is an outpatient procedure, and the patient is able to return to work within a week of having the procedure performed.