Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms, most frequently in the deep veins of the legs, thighs and pelvis. In our modern society, deep vein thrombosis (dvt) is increasingly common. That's because the condition is often caused by growing issues like obesity, immobility and a lack of exercise. It can also be caused due to certain medical conditions that affect the way your blood clots.
Fortunately, at The California Institute for Deep Venous Thrombosis, our medical team is fully equipped with remarkable knowledge and cutting-edge tools for diagnosing and treating deep vein thrombosis. Led by the esteemed surgeon Dr. Farshad Malekmehr, we're dedicated to diagnosing and treating deep vein thrombosis as well as the many complications that can arise in those who suffer from the condition.
At our facility, we provide patients with a knowledgeable team that is dedicated to providing every patient with the unparalleled knowledge regarding DVT, as well as state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to treat the condition. Upon an initial meeting with our patients, we're able to pinpoint DVT signs and symptoms including:
- Swollen legs
- Difficulty ambulating
- Feelings of heaviness or tightness in the legs or thighs
Once a diagnosis has been established, Dr. Malekmehr and his team will decide upon the ideal treatment, be it drug medication, surgery, or various other procedures. In most cases, deep venous thrombosis can be effectively treated through anticoagulation or blood thinners, which prevent blood clots in leg from forming. However, in more severe cases, surgery might by the best method of combatting DVT. No matter what treatment you undergo at The California Institute for Deep Venous Thrombosis, you can look forward to first-rate medical expertise from Dr. Malekmehr and his team.
About Dr. Malekmehr
Dr. Farshad Malekmehr is a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon. He has a special interest in treating patients with DVT and pulmonary embolism. His education included an undergraduate study at UCLA and CSUN with honors degree. He subsequently received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC.
He then completed eight years of training at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. His training during these eight years consisted of specializing in general surgery and trauma and then sub-specializing in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Malekmehr also received a special training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in treating the pediatric population with cardiac, thoracic, and vascular disease. He also did a fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, England, studying the surgical treatment of cardiac and pulmonary surgical treatment of acquired cardiac and pulmonary disease.
If left untreated, DVT can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications. If a blood clot can ends up blocking a lung or artery, a pulmonary embolism could occur, leading to heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, high blood pressure and other issues. Postphlebitic syndrome can also occur, a condition that can lead to pain, swelling, ulcers, twisted veins or even blood clots in the kidney, heart or brain.
DVT is a serious issue with consequences that can be severely damaging to your health, but thanks to Dr. Malekmehr and our team at The California Institute for Deep Venous Thrombosis, there's hope for those suffering from the condition. If you're experiencing the symptoms of DVT, don't hesitate to get in touch with our medical team today.