The Division of Vascular Surgery holds regularly scheduled clinics for evaluation of patients with known or suspected vascular disorders. All clinics are staffed by vascular surgical faculty and residents in the Division of Vascular Surgery. All patients are seen and evaluated by vascular surgical faculty.
Venous Clinic (1 to 3:30 pm Tuesday afternoons):
Primarily for patients requiring evaluation and treatment of venous disorders such as varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, chronic venous insufficiency, deep venous thrombosis and venous and arteriovenous malformations. Sclerotherapy is performed in the Tuesday Venous Clinic. Patients with lymphedema are also evaluated in this clinic.
Arterial Disease Clinic (8:30am to 3:30pm Wednesday)
Primarily for patients requiring evaluation and/or treatment of arterial disorders of the upper and lower extremities, the carotid and vertebral arteries, as well as aortic aneurysm and occlusive disease Patients who have need for surgical creation of a dialysis access are also evaluated in this clinic.
If required, patients with any known or suspected vascular disorder can be evaluated on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Out patient evaluations by vascular surgical faculty are also available on Monday, Thursday and Friday by special arrangement.
Scheduling a Clinic Appointment
Patients can be scheduled for a clinic appointment by calling the Division of Vascular Surgery (503-494-7593, or toll free 1-888-222-6478 X7593). In order to optimize the patient’s time during the appointment, pertinent records and imaging studies such as: Angiography, MRA, CT, or Ultrasound, should be brought with the patient to the clinic or mailed ahead so they are available for the specific clinic appointment.
Off Hours Faculty Consultation
Vascular Surgical faculty are on call and available for telephone consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be contacted in the following ways: Office hours 8:00 – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, by calling 503-494-7593 or toll free 1-888-222-6478 X7593. Outside regular business hours the Patient Transfer Center (503-494-7000); and the Physician Consult Line (503-494-4567 or toll free 1-800-245-6478) can be utilized to obtain a telephone consult from vascular surgical faculty.
Physicians wishing to transfer patients from a referring institution to the care of a vascular surgeon at OHSU should call the OHSU Patient Transfer Center at (503-494-7000). The Transfer Center will facilitate contact with an OHSU vascular surgeon and will coordinate patient transfers to OHSU.
Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory (Gregory L. Moneta, M.D., Medical Director)
The OHSU Vascular Laboratory is nationally accredited in all areas of venous and arterial testing. Inpatients and outpatients are evaluated and almost all studies can be done portably for hospitalized patients. All vascular laboratory staff are registered vascular technologists (RVT). Vascular laboratory examinations are available for evaluation of upper and lower extremity arteries and veins, the cervical carotid and vertebral arteries, the aorta and vena cava as well as iliac arteries and veins. Additional tests include evaluation for deep venous thrombosis and venous valvular reflux, evaluation of Raynaud’s syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, temporal arteritis and transcranial Doppler studies. Division of Vascular Surgery faculty interpret all studies performed in the Vascular Lab. To schedule studies, the Vascular Lab can be contacted by calling 503-494-7848 during business hours. Vascular technologists are also available at all times for performance of emergency studies. To contact the vascular technologist on call for off hours studies call the hospital operator at 503 494-9000.