The pain caused by pelvic congestion can be traced to varicose veins that develop in the pelvis and ovaries. Veins become “varicose” when their walls or valves are stretched or weakened by the pressure of blood flowing through them, and blood collects in them.
Our physicians are experts in vein and vascular care and use a treatment called embolization to close off these weakened veins and to re-route the blood circulation around them.
Treatment is minimally-invasive and very effective when performed by an experienced interventional radiologist. Patients go home on the day of their procedure and are back to normal activities within a week or two.
For women who have been diagnosed with pelvic congestion—or when pelvic congestion is suspected—a consultation with one of our Interventional Radiologists can help with both diagnosis and treatment.
The most accurate diagnosis for pelvic congestion is called a venogram and is performed by one of our doctors and vein and vascular (interventional radiologist)
Our physicians will review treatment options and help you determine whether a venogram and embolization may be the best approach for your pelvic pain.
The Fairfax Vascular Center was built with the patient in mind, designed to make your procedure as easy and as comfortable for you as possible. When you come to our state-of-the-art facility, you’ll find something remarkable:
The highest-quality of care with you at the center.
Minimally Invasive treatment options usually allow you to go home the same day with a faster recover time and usually do not require hospitalization.
Our team of vein and vascular specialists work in the area’s best hospitals. When you are at our Center, you’re the center of our care. You will consult with one of our skilled providers, who will develop a treatment plan.
Our board-certified physicians are Vascular and Interventional Specialists in women’s and men’s health including fibroid, prostate, oncology, leg and knee and spinal conditions.
Our physicians are among the most experienced in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and are affiliated with the region’s top-ranked hospitals, including Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Team members are consistently selected as “Top Doctors”. We utilize Interventional Radiology, for the treatment of vein and vascular conditions, in the comfort of an outpatient setting. Feel great knowing you are receiving the best outpatient vascular care in the D.C. area.