The staff at Premier Vein and Pain Center provides other services for the clients of referring providers, including:
- Vertebroplasty and Vertebral augmentation – These are treatments for spinal compression fractures, most often caused by osteoporosis, that involve using cement as a stabilizer.
- IVC Filter Placement/Removal – An interior vena cava (IVC) filter is a type of screen that may be used in clients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to prevent the clot from breaking off and entering the blood stream.
- Needle Biopsy – To identify the cause of a lump or mass inside the body, Dr. Quickert can use a small needle, guided by x-ray imagery, to remove a sample of the tissue so that a pathologist can examine and identify it.
- Abscess Drainage – For an area of persistent infection, Dr. Quickert can insert a catheter (small tube) at the site of the infection that will allow the infection to drain and help it to heal.
- Central Venous Access – This procedure involves inserting a tube beneath the skin and into blood vessels so that a client can receive medication or nutrients directly into the blood stream, or so that blood may be drawn easily.
- Dialysis Access Evaluation – For clients who will be undergoing kidney dialysis, Dr. Quickert can use ultrasound to evaluate his or her veins for the most suitable location for an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), which is a surgical procedure that connects an artery to a vein in order to make regular hemodialysis sessions possible for the client.
If you have been told you need one of these procedures, feel free to contact us to get more information.