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Blood Clots Specialists

Vein Specialists & Vascular Surgeons

Blood Clots Specialists

Vein Specialists & Vascular Surgeons

AVLC Blood Clots Treatments

AVLC Blood Clots Treatments

If you have vascular health issues, your risk of developing blood clots in your legs increases. At Advanced Vein & Laser Center, which has locations in York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Steven Heird, MD, FACS, and David Winand, MD, FACS, offer diagnosis and treatments for blood clots in both your deep and superficial veins. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get the help you need to improve your vascular health.

If you have vascular health issues, your risk of developing blood clots in your legs increases. At Advanced Vein & Laser Center, which has locations in York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Steven Heird, MD, FACS, and David Winand, MD, FACS, offer diagnosis and treatments for blood clots in both your deep and superficial veins. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get the help you need to improve your vascular health.

Blood Clots Q & A

Blood Clots Q & A

What are blood clots?

Blood clots are clumps of platelets — the solid components of your blood — that form when your body has an injury or when your circulatory system doesn’t move blood efficiently. Blood clots form to prevent excessive bleeding following an injury. Eventually, as your body heals, the clot dissolves, and your blood flow returns to normal. However, clots can also form in your arteries and veins when your blood doesn’t move efficiently.

AVLC blood clots specialists

Why do blood clots form in my veins?

When your blood isn’t flowing through the veins in your legs efficiently, it can pool. These internal pools of blood can cause your platelets to stick together and form a gelatinous clot. When a clot forms in your vein, it may stay in place and disrupt your circulation. However, if the clot dislodges and travels through your veins back to your heart, it can cause severe health issues including stroke.

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in my veins?

Blood clot symptoms vary, depending on the size of your clot. Some symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Red skin
  • Pain
  • Tenderness to touch

However, it’s also possible that you won’t experience any symptoms at all.

How are blood clots diagnosed?

The doctors at AVLC use ultrasound imaging to examine the veins in your legs. The test sends sound waves into your body, and as these sound waves bounce back, they create an image of your internal tissues and organs. Your doctor examines the images on a video screen and looks for signs of blood clots and other issues that can disrupt your circulation.

How are blood clots treated?

The doctors at AVLC provide customized treatments to address blood clots. In most cases, they prescribe a blood thinner such as heparin or Coumadin®. These medications don’t dissolve your blood clot, but they do prevent the clot from getting larger or other clots from forming. The doctors can also prescribe medication to break up your clot, if necessary. In cases where your doctor prescribes medicine to dissolve your clot, they may also place a filter in one of the large veins in your abdomen like the vena cava as a preventive measure to prevent clots from traveling to your heart and lungs. If you’re concerned about your vascular health and are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a blood clot, call Advanced Vein & Laser Center or schedule an appointment online today.

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What our patients are saying

What our patients are saying

AVLC Advanced Vein and Laser Center of York and Lancaster

"I would like to thank Dr Winand and his staff for a job well done! My legs feel and look so much better!! I had some surgeries like this done by a different doctor in the area without the results I got here. I would recommend coming here for the best results! Thanks again for a job well done!!"

- STEVE D.

"Each time that I have visited Dr. Heird's office, it was always professional and very comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxing. He and his team do an excellent job. I would recommend them to anyone in need of their services. I was referred their by a family member. After I had work done there and mentioned it to a friend of mine, they too said he is one of the best."

- JOANNA W.

"I had a wonderful experience with treatment of my varicose veins and achieved great results! They look and feel better and I am thrilled! Wish I hadn’t waited so long. Highly Recommend!"

- RACHEL G.

"The entire process was smooth. From the scheduling to insurance handling to procedure and then followup. I felt genuinely heard and cared for."

- MANDY W.

"Great experience with Dr Heird and his staff. Staff courteous. Would highly recommend this practice."

- ANGELA H.

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