Dr. Emery Douville, MD

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Dr. Emery Douville, MD
Dr. Emery Douville, MD is a general surgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1982 and specializes in general surgery.

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, Edwards SAPIEN, Edwards SAPIEN 3, SAPIEN, and SAPIEN 3 are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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1111 NE 99th Ave

Portland, OR 97220

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(503) 236-0775

Dr. Emery Douville, MD

Dr. Emery Douville, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Douville's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Douville treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Douville treats this condition more than 55% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Douville performs Lung Surgery more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Douville performs this procedure more than 54% of his peers

Vascular Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Douville treats Vascular Disease more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Douville treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Douville's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Benign Tumor
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Cancer
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Dialysis Access Procedures
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Fracture
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hyperparathyroidism
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Obstruction
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Pulmonary Disease
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Rib Fracture
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Stomach Diseases
Thoracentesis
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Umbilical Hernia
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Emery Douville, MD is a general surgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1982 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • Medical University Of South Carolina, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1991
    Med University Sc
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1988
    University Cincinnati
    Residency Hospital
    1988
  • 1983
    University Cincinnati
    Internship Hospital
    1983
  • 1982
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School
    1982
  • University Of California
    Undergraduate School

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Dr. Douville was not my surgeon but he did care for me after a heart valve repair surgery. He was attentive, explained things well and had excellent bed side care. I really trusted him and it was clear to me that he was clearly focused on my well being.
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He is brilliant. I trust his judgment and encourage anyone to work with him
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