“Patients with extensive acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the legs provide an excellent example of why effective medical-surgical collaboration is so important.
“These patients typically benefit from emergency catheter-directed thrombolysis, an endovascular procedure performed by vascular surgeons. Subsequent medical management is directed toward preventing re-thrombosis and preventing the long-term complications of DVT. At the Jefferson Vascular Center, vascular medicine specialists initiate and transition that care, as well as provide long-term management of blood thinners and other medical measures.
“Across vascular diseases and conditions, Jefferson’s vascular medicine specialists provide many outpatient services. In addition to the excellent care they afford, this collaboration allows the surgeons to focus on complex surgical and endovascular procedures.”
Paul J. DiMuzio, MD, FACS
William M. Measey Professor of Surgery Director, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
"Surgeon Speaks-Paul J. DiMuzio, MD, FACS,"
Jefferson Surgical Solutions: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jss/vol9/iss2/2