Learn More About PCS

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) is a complex disorder both in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

Before one embarks on pelvic congestion treatment, we recommend you do research to understand the disorder and talk with a reputable interventional radiologist.

Pelvic varicose vein treatment is not practiced by many physicians due to the higher level of education and training needed to treat vein-related problems above the level of the groin.

Interventional Radiologists (IR) perform procedures similar to cardiologists, but IR’s are experts in blood vessels outside of the heart. They specialize in the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of arterial and venous diseases outside the heart, such as pelvic veins. IR’s are experts at angioplasty and stenting of arteries and veins outside the heart.

Only interventional radiologists perform “embolization,” which is the medical term for blocking off a diseased vein or artery using tiny catheters.  Because of their specialized training, IR’s are able to treat a number of lifestyle-limiting vein diseases that occur in the pelvis and abdomen.  Many of these vein disorders are related to pregnancy and may include Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, labial varicose veins, buttock varicose veins and groin varicose veins. Pelvic varicose veins originate above the legs and usually cannot be detected or diagnosed with only an ultrasound exam of the legs. Pelvic vein treatment, using Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, is a painless outpatient procedure for labial varicose veins, buttock varicose veins, and groin varicose veins.

Most vein care physicians cannot offer you pelvic varicose vein treatments or abdomen treatment, such as pelvic congestion treatment, unless they are also interventional radiologists.

Vein911 specializes in the treatment of vein diseases that occur above the legs or anywhere else in the body using image-guided, minimally invasive techniques.