Best Doctors in India for Surgical Thrombectomy

Dr. T Sundar

Dr. T Sundar

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery; Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. T. S. Kler

Dr. T. S. Kler

Vascular Surgeon | Chairman – Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Best Hospitals in India for Surgical Thrombectomy

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Fortis-Escorts

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is one of the oldest and best Cardiac Centers in India. It has some of the best known interventional cardiologists & heart surgeons in India. It also has few other specialties | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Surgical Thrombectomy

Surgical thrombectomy is a surgery for removing a blood clot from one of your blood vessels. The blood clot might be in an artery or vein in your leg, arm or another part of your body and it might be blocking blood flow to your tissues or organs.

Blood usually flows freely through your blood vessels, arteries and veins to carry oxygen and nutrition to various parts of your body. Sometimes, however, the blood can thicken and clump to form blood clots in one of these vessels. This leads to the blood flow getting blocked and when this happens, nearby tissues can get damaged.

Purpose

A surgical thrombectomy is required when you have a blood clot in an artery or vein. Sometimes, the procedure might be needed for a blood clot in an organ or other part of the body. Several problems can be caused by a blood clot, which includes:

  • Swelling, numbness or pain or tingling in the arm or leg
  • A cold feeling in the area
  • Enlarged veins
  • Muscle pain in the area
  • Loss of function of an organ
  • Death of tissue
  • Blood clot moving to the lung that causes breathing trouble and risk of death (pulmonary embolism)

 

Surgical thrombectomy is usually advised by your doctor usually when you are having a very large clot. He/she might advise surgery if the blood clot is causing severe tissue injury. However, it is worth noting that there are various kinds of treatment for blood clots. Generally people with blood clots are treated with medicines which are known as blood thinners. You can receive them through an injection or through an IV. They prevent blood clots from getting larger.

Preparation

You might require a few tests before the surgery. They include the following:

Ultrasound

Ultrasound can help to see a DVT as well as to measure the flow of blood in your leg.

Blood tests

Blood tests are done for checking your overall health as well as for blood clotting problems.

Venogram

Venogram is performed for getting images of the blood clot and of your veins.

CT scan

CT scan is done for getting detailed images of your blood clot.

MRI

MRI is also performed to get more detailed images of the blood clot.

You might need to stop taking some medicines before the procedure, which includes blood thinners and aspirin. If you smoke, your doctor might ask you to stop it before your surgery. Smoking can interfere with your healing.

If possible, it is important that you arrange for someone to take you home from the hospital since you will be unable to drive yourself. Avoid eating or drinking after midnight the night before your procedure. Keep in mind that you need to follow any additional instructions from your doctor.

Procedure

An IV is put in your arm or hand before the procedure begins. You will receive your medicines through this IV. You might also receive a blood thinner, as this can prevent blood clots from forming during your procedure.

You will also receive anesthesia through the IV line. This will help you get unconscious during the procedure and prevent any pain. Any hair in the surgery area might require removal as well.

Throughout the surgery, your surgeon might be using X-ray images continuously. He/she will make a cut in the area above your blood clot and then open the blood vessel to take out the clot.

Sometimes, a balloon attached to a thin tube can be used in the blood vessel to remove any remaining part of the clot. Your doctor might use a stent in the blood vessel to keep it open.

Then your doctor will close and repair your blood vessel and let the normal blood flow restore. After this, the incision in your skin is closed and bandaged.

After the procedure

You will need to spend some time in a recovery room. Your vital signs, such as your heart rate and breathing will be monitored by the healthcare team. You should be able to go home the same day. You might receive instructions from your doctor regarding activity, medicines and caring for the incision site.

After you go home, you might be requiring medicines for stopping blood clots from forming. You might also need to take medicines to prevent any clots before any future surgery. If you feel you need pain medicine, you can take it.

Avoid any kind of strenuous activity for some days. Try to wear loose clothing as it can help your blood flow smoothly, thus preventing clots from forming. Try to avoid smoking as it can lead to blood clots.

If you experience any of the following, you need to inform your doctor:

  • Swelling or pain that gets worse
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness or numbness near the surgery area
  • Symptoms of a blood clot, such as swelling, pain, warmth and redness
  • Bleeding from the incision or other areas
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

Risks

Sometimes there is a risk that your blood clot might form again. Depending on your general health, your risks can vary and how your blood clots. They can also vary depending on how long you have had the clot and its location on your body. Some other risks include:

  • Excess bleeding that might even lead to death
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Damage to the blood vessel at the site of the blood clot
  • Pulmonary embolism

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