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Embolization services offered in Sheboygan and Milwaukee, WI.

Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure to stop blood flow to tumors or abnormal blood vessel connections. At Third Coast Vascular, embolization procedures are available in-office for adults who experience excessive nosebleeds, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other conditions. The interventional vascular specialists use state-of-the-art imaging technology throughout the procedure to provide the best possible treatment outcomes. Call the Milwaukee or Sheboygan, Wisconsin, office to schedule an embolization consultation, or book an appointment online today. 

Embolization Q & A

What is embolization?

Embolization is a procedure to stop the blood flow to a specific blood vessel or permanently close a damaged vessel.

This minimally invasive treatment can stop excessive bleeding nearly anywhere in your body or block blood flow to a tumor or other growth.

Third Coast Vascular offers in-office embolization procedures for adults. The experienced physicians offer diagnostic evaluations to identify the cause of bleeding or other issues and determine if embolization is a treatment option for you.

Am I a candidate for embolization?

The embolization procedures available at Third Coast Vascular may be a treatment option for conditions like:

  • Brain aneurysm
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Benign and cancerous tumors
  • Abnormal connections between veins and arteries

The physicians may recommend embolization as an elective procedure to address issues like nosebleeds. They can also perform the procedure for urgent care situations like aneurysms or gastrointestinal bleeding.

On-site imaging technologies are available on-site, so the physicians can assess your needs and determine if an embolization is necessary.

What happens during embolization?

During your embolization procedure at Third Coast Vascular, the physicians can provide a sedative medication to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

They puncture an area of your skin near your wrist, neck, or groin and insert a thin tube (catheter). The physicians rely on advanced fluoroscopy imaging technology to guide the catheter to the treatment site. They may inject a special dye through the catheter to assess blood flow through your vessels.

To stop blood flow, the specialists inject an embolic agent such as a liquid, foam, glue, or metal coil into the vessel. They ensure blood flow stops before removing the catheter and covering the puncture site with a bandage.

After your embolization, you can expect to go home but need someone to drive you. The physicians can recommend over-the-counter medications to address any discomfort you might experience at the puncture site. They may also ask you to limit certain activities for several days while you heal.

Call the Third Coast Vascular office near you to schedule an embolization consultation, or book an appointment online today.