I thought Dr. Arata would be able to help Mike? Ballooning or manual clot removal? Can a graft withstand ballooning? Wow on the clotting happening because he was taken off anticoagulants. It was months after the surgery. I thought he was in the clear.
This isn't like a CCSVI angioplasty procedure. This is more akin to a jugular vein reconstruction after radical neck dissection. Let me look...here's some research on jugular vein reconstruction, and the results were pretty good with the jugulars remaining patent! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9818828
Your primary care provider could refer you for a consult, if there is a specialist near you with experience in vein grafting and reconstruction, who would know what standard aftercare is in these situations. You have a right to standard aftercare. The problem with CCSVI angioplasty is that there is no known standard aftercare, but with vein grafting, there must be standardized aftercare?
Rest and healing wishes!!