As a new provider at IVC I would like to introduce myself. My name is Cody Jarrett; I have worked in healthcare for roughly 12 years. My healthcare experience began at LDS hospital and Intermountain Medical Center as I completed the radiologic sciences program at Weber State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Radiologic Sciences. After roughly 3 years as an x ray technologist I applied to Physician Assistant programs. I was accepted and completed the Physician Assistant program at Duke University receiving a Master of Health Sciences degree.
I have worked with Utah Radiology Associates since graduating in 2011. I have predominantly worked in the hospital setting at Utah Valley Hospital performing minor interventional procedures using fluoroscopy and ultrasound guidance. As I became more experienced with some of the treatments offered by IVC that are performed in the hospital setting such as vertebroplasty and DVT lysis, I began to transition to be a provider at IVC.
One of the common questions I have noticed as I see patients at IVC is the concern of superficial venous thrombosis or SVT after treatment. It is important to understand the difference between a superficial venous thrombus vs a deep venous thrombus. A deep venous thrombus or DVT is a more concerning blood clot that has more potential to travel in the venous system. It almost always requires some form of anticoagulation. A DVT is not commonly seen after treatment of superficial veins. A superficial venous thrombus is essentially a small blood clot that has formed as a result of a procedure such as ambulatory phlebectomy , sclerotherapy, or endovenous ablation. These small clots are considered a benign condition and will typically resolve on their own without systemic anticoagulation. SVT can cause discomfort typically in a small area around the actual SVT site. We recommend using ice and/or heat as well as an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen for symptomatic relief. SVT symptoms will generally last 1-3 weeks.