Interventional & Vascular

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic congestion syndrome, or PCS, results from pelvic venous insufficiency (PVI), where the pelvic veins become enlarged – similar to varicose veins that are common in the lower legs. With PVI, pelvic varicose veins bulge and stretch, causing chronic pelvic pain and a sensation of heaviness in the lower pelvis.


Symptoms can include significant pain and heaviness in lower pelvis, chronic dull and aching pelvic pain, and worsening pain with prolonged standing or sitting.


Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is diagnosed through MRI/MRV (venogram) and CT.


Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is treated with pelvic venous embolization, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that closes off blood supply to the failing veins and redirects blood flow to normally functioning veins in the pelvis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which locations offer PCS treatment?

This procedure is offered at our Williamsville office.

How do I schedule a PCS treatment?

Request an appointment online or contact us at 716-929-9484.

What about billing and/or insurance coverage?

Pelvic Venous Embolization is typically covered by insurance in full as a treatment for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. Your out-of-pocket cost depends on your particular insurance plan and whether deductibles have been met.

Your insurance card must be presented at your appointment, and a co-pay may be due, depending on the requirements of your insurance provider. Windsong will verify insurance coverage and benefits; however, specific questions regarding your policy and coverage should be directed to your insurance carrier, as insurance plans and benefits vary widely. Please check the list below to see if we accept your insurance, but also clarify with your provider regarding your specific plan.

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