Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement and Removal
An IVC is a special basket-like filter to trap blood clots. It can be inserted into the inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary embolism, but it is important to remove IVC filters as soon as they’re no longer needed to reduce long-term complications.
Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Many people don’t realize that most musculoskeletal injuries can get better without surgery, so the best doctor to see may be one who specializes in nonsurgical care. One medical specialty that fits this description is physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), or physiatry.