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Iliac Vein Stenting

Iliac vein stenting is a specialized medical procedure designed to address issues related to the iliac veins, major vessels in the pelvic region that play a critical role in returning blood from the lower extremities to the heart. When these veins become narrowed or blocked, it can significantly impede blood flow, leading to discomfort and potentially serious complications. Iliac vein stenting is a minimally invasive solution that involves placing a stent within the affected vein to support its structure and ensure proper blood flow.

Conditions Treated

Iliac vein stenting is primarily used to treat specific vascular conditions involving the iliac veins, particularly when they become narrowed or obstructed.

Procedure Overview

  • Preparation

    The patient receives local anesthesia to numb the area where the catheter will be inserted.

  • Catheter insertion

    A catheter, which is a thin, flexible tube, is guided into the iliac vein through a small incision.

  • Stent placement

    A stent, which is a small, mesh-like tube, is carefully guided through the catheter and positioned in the narrowed or blocked area of the iliac vein.

  • Expansion and support

    The stent is expanded, supporting the vein walls and ensuring a wider opening for blood to flow freely.

  • Recovery

    After confirming the stent’s proper placement and functionality, the catheter is removed, and the incision site is closed.


The actual procedure typically takes around 1-2 hours, although the overall time may vary based on individual cases and complexity.

Iliac vein stenting is designed to be a long-term solution. The stent remains in place permanently to ensure continued proper blood flow through the iliac vein.

Like any medical procedure, iliac vein stenting carries certain risks. These can include bleeding, infection, damage to the vein, or a reaction to the contrast dye used during the procedure. Dr. Tawfik will discuss these risks with you in detail before the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you experiencing symptoms associated with iliac vein issues? Dr. Tawfik is here to help. Contact us to schedule a consultation and discuss how iliac vein stenting might be the right solution for you.

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