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A 46-year-old female asked:

i have 4 pe's and am supposed to have my vena cava filter removed within 4-6 months. any suggestions on who can perform the precedure?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Ask the 1 who did it: Can't find a pic. I would c the vascular surgeon who put it in. If not available check with any vascular surgeon.
Dr. Joe Golowa
Interventional Radiology 19 years experience
Filter removal: You can find am interventional radiologist near you using www.Sirweb.Org the doctor finder tab. Most interventional radiologists have substantial experience retrieving filters and other intravascular foreign bodies. It is usually a straight forward procedure although some can be tricky.

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