Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein, usually in the legs. DVT can occur following surgery or trauma, or they can be spontaneous. Most DVTs require immediate medical care, therefore understanding DVT diagnostics is important.
If your doctor suspects that you have DVT, you may be referred for an ultrasound. This is a test to examine the blood flow through your veins and help find any clots that might be blocking the flow. In more severe cases, there is a danger these clots can break free and travel to the lungs (known as a pulmonary embolism).
Our office is equipped to diagnose and manage DVT. This is generally done with a vascular ultrasound examination of the leg veins to search for blood clots. When a DVT is discovered, we work with your physicians to manage the DVT and minimize potential for complications.
We perform consultations for patients suspected of having or who have already been diagnosed with DVT at our INOVIA® Vein Specialty Centers. We are currently scheduling patients in our clinic at The Center next to St. Charles Medical Center (which serves Oregon patients from Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras, La Pine, Baker City, Burns, and John Day). In addition, we are scheduling patients in our Bridgeport Village center in Portland, Oregon (for Oregon patients from Tigard, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Sunnyside, and Milwaukie).
To learn more about DVT diagnostics at one of our Oregon vein specialty centers, request a consultation with one of our specialists, or call our office at (541) 382-8346 to make an appointment. You can read more about deep vein thrombosis here: Understanding DVT