Advanced IVUS Procedure in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs

Get Accurate, Precise Diagnosis and Treatment of Your Pelvic Vein Disease

Tired of enduring the discomfort of pelvic pain, lower back pain, painful menstruation, painful intercourse and chronic leg pain without ever receiving a definitive diagnosis? Relief is on the way!

That’s because renowned board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Joseph Magnant offers duplex ultrasound and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) evaluation for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS), May Thurner Syndrome (MTS) and Post-Thrombotic Iliocaval Obstructive Disease. IVUS is a cutting-edge, catheter-based ultrasound technology that allows Dr. Magnant to study pelvic vein blockages better than ever and is available in our offices in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs.

A highly accurate method of medical imaging, the IVUS procedure allows for the precise identification and measurement of pelvic vein blockages from within your actual veins rather than from the outside. This very specialized procedure is not available everywhere. Dr. Magnant and his world-class team have years of experience using IVUS testing to evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of PCS and actually treat the underlying cause of PCS including Iliac Vein Compression, May Thurner Syndrome and Post Thrombotic Iliac Vein Obstruction.

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Get relief from pelvic vein disease with IVUS, a leading-edge, catheter-based ultrasound technology.
Dr. Magnant offers IVUS as an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia.

Since introducing IVUS to Vein Specialists in 2017, Dr. Magnant has evaluated many patients just like you with a variety of symptoms or signs of PCS or MTS with intravascular ultrasound and successfully treated them with iliac vein stenting. Their debilitating symptoms are now a thing of the past and yours can be too.

If you experience unexplained leg swelling, pelvic or thigh pain, or other signs or symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome or May Thurner Syndrome, you may be a candidate for further investigation with the specialized IVUS diagnostic procedure and minimally invasive therapy with IVUS directed angioplasty and stenting.

What You Need to Know About the IVUS Procedure

Dr. Magnant offers IVUS as an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia with conscious sedation. IVUS uses a specially designed catheter inserted into your vein under ultrasound guidance to allow precise identification and stratification of blockages from within the iliac veins. This makes it possible to determine if you are likely to benefit significantly from IVUS directed therapy with balloon angioplasty and intravascular stent placement.

Iliac vein stent placement is most accurately and precisely accomplished with the use of IVUS. Based on the results of the diagnostic IVUS procedure, stent placement can be performed at the same time based on the location and severity of narrowing. IVUS directed stenting of the diseased (compressed or post thrombotic) segments may be performed immediately at the time of the diagnostic IVUS exam to restore normal pelvic venous outflow. For most patients, this procedure relieves the chronic pain, swelling and symptoms of PCS such as pelvic pain, buttock pain, painful menstruation and painful intercourse.

IVUS uses ultrasound guidance for the precise identification and measurement of pelvic vein blockage.
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Accredited Facility Vein Center from Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Why You Should Choose Vein Specialists for Varicose Vein Treatment

Vein Specialists, the original IAC Accredited Vein Center in Southwest Florida, provides the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders using the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures available such as IVUS and IVUS directed Iliac vein stent placement.

Dr. Magnant and his highly skilled team offer vast experience in state-of-the-art IVUS evaluations at our Fort Myers location. Both offices are accredited Vein Centers and Vascular laboratories, certified by the prestigious Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).   

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know if the IVUS procedure is right for me?

    If you experience leg swelling, pelvic or thigh pain, or other symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Magnant at either our Fort Myers or Bonita Springs vein center office. He will determine if you may be a candidate for further investigation with the IVUS procedure.

  • Is the IVUS procedure painful?

    IVUS is performed under local anesthesia, so you should stay comfortable and not feel any pain during the procedure.

  • How does IVUS directed pelvic vein stent placement work?

    During the IVUS procedure, Dr. Magnant will find out if there is significant vein compression. Then a common balloon angioplasty of the compressed area and stent placement are typically used to help return the vein to a normal flow.

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