IVC Filter Clinic
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-724-7362 Getting Here
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875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-724-7362 Getting Here »

Care and Treatment

For Patients

Some patient types may self-refer for consultation appointments. Please call us if you're unsure if a doctor referral is required.

If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at least 24 hours prior to your visit.


Once you are scheduled you will be emailed or mailed a confirmation package that includes the time and location of your appointment, maps, a medical history form, and any patient education pertinent to your visit.

  • If you are self-referred, please complete and bring the IVC Filter Self-Referral Form.
  • Bring your insurance card
  • Bring contact information for your referring doctor, primary care doctor, and any other doctors you would like us to stay in contact with regarding you care.
  • For imaging studies (CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET scan) done at another facility, please have available what imaging study was done, where, and their contact information. We will instruct you or the facility on how to send us the images (usually a CD) and the radiologist's report. It is important that we get the images in advance.
  • For lab tests done at another hospital, please ask them to fax us a copy of the results.
  • If you have been asked to watch a video, it is very important that you watch this before your appointment. 
  • Plan to be at the clinic for 60-90 minutes.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordhealthcare.org

Call us to make an appointment





Please fax us a completed new patient referral form to 650-725-0533 along with any pertinent medical records. You can also call us at 650-736-9081 for clinic and procedure consult requests. If you have access to be able to send imaging studies (actual images on CD), please forward them to:

Interventional Radiology
300 Pasteur Drive, Rm H3600
Stanford, CA 94305

Our requested images and lab testing is listed below; however, we are happy to help coordinate this testing when appropriate.


An initial consultation typically takes 60–90 minutes. If your office is scheduling multiple appointments for the same day, please allow enough time between appointments, so that we can provide the best care possible.

For all in-patient referrals:

  • For URGENT consults, page the IR CONSULT Fellow on call at 650-723-4000, pager #27237.
  • For non-urgent consults (1–2 days) fax a referral to the IR Nurse Coordinator at 650-736-7734.
Requested images and lab tests


  • Routine before a procedure: CBC, chemistries as appropriate by disease state, PT/PTT/INR, pregnancy in women of child-bearing age
  • Routine before outpatient consultation: CBC, chemistries as appropriate by disease state
  • Oncology patients: appropriate tumor markers. For patients with primary or metastatic liver carcinomas a complete liver panel is helpful
  • Patients with peripheral arterial disease, renovascular hypertension, carotid artery disease: Complete lipid profile
  • Patients with DVT: work-up for coagulation disorders


  • Primary or secondary liver tumors: 4-phase contrast enhanced abdominal CT or gadolinium enhanced abdominal MRI
  • Renal tumors (benign and malignant): Contrast enhanced CT or MRI
  • Lung tumors: Non-contrast CT
  • Fibroids: Contrast enhanced MRI of the pelvis
  • Peripheral Arterial disease: Screening: Documented ABI and PVR recording, established disease MRA/CTA of the lower extremities
  • Carotid artery disease: Screening: Duplex Ultrasound with doppler of the carotids, established disease MRI/MRA of the neck and the brain
  • Renovascular hypertension: MRA of the abdomen/renal arteries

We offer outpatient consultations in the following areas:

  • Peripheral vascular disease (extremities, carotids, renals, mesenterics, abdominal and thoracic aneurysms
  • Deep venous thrombosis (catheter-directed thrombolysis, temporary IVC filters)
  • Complex IVC Filter Retrieval
  • Interventional oncology (yttrium radioembolization, RF ablation, chemoembolization
  • Varicose veins (laser endovenous ablation)
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Vascular malformations
  • Portal hypertension (TIPS, varix embolization)
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome treatment