Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are vitally important for patients with vascular disease. The Vascular & Leg Center is a comprehensive outpatient facility in Bakersfield, California. We offer with advanced diagnostic and interventional medical technology with same-day appointments available.
Most of our procedures are minimally invasive and can be performed in our outpatient center. Our vascular specialists work closely with surgeons hospital emergency departments for patients needing surgery or who are suffering from strokes, blood clots and acute vascular trauma.
Venous Consults & Diagnostic Testing
Heart Vascular & Leg is equipped with advanced medical technology and a specialized team that can diagnose vascular disease earlier than ever before – in some cases before the patient experiences any symptoms.
Arterial & Deep Venous Consults
If you are experiencing any symptoms such as leg pain, swelling in the feet/legs, foot ulcers or varicose veins, contact our office for a venous consultation. This is a comprehensive examination where we review your medical history, evaluate your blood flow and determine whether or not you are at risk for a condition such as Peripheral Arterial Disease or Chronic Venous Insufficiency.
The consult may include one or more non-invasive diagnostic procedures such as:
- Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
The ABI is the gold standard in diagnosing peripheral arterial disease. This non-invasive diagnostic test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs. Your doctor will compare blood pressure in your arms to blood pressure in your legs to see if there is an issue with blood flow in the peripheral arteries.
- Vascular Ultrasound
Ultrasound is safe and painless diagnostic tool for detecting vascular disease. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted through the skin to create an image of the vascular system.
- Doppler Ultrasound
Doppler ultrasound is a special vascular ultrasound technique that produces an image of blood flow in a vessel.
- Pulse Volume Recording (PVR)
PVR is very similar to ABI and measures blood flow within the arteries of the lower limbs. PVR can help identify the location of a narrowing or obstruction in the vessel.