Telemedicine options available. Schedule now. Learn more about our COVID-19 response. | Se habla EspaƱol.

Treatment Options for P.A.D.

The goal at the Vascular and Leg Center is to treat Peripheral Arterial Disease quickly and conveniently in an outpatient setting. After a screening and diagnosis, our doctors will develop a treatment plan to:

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for peripheral arterial disease. Generally, a combination of one or more approaches will yield the best results.

Impactful Lifestyle Changes

It’s never too late to change bad habits. After receiving a P.A.D. diagnosis, the most important thing you can do is quit smoking. Patients are also encouraged to adopt a healthy diet and work with their doctor to reduce high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Exercise is will also help reduce symptoms of P.A.D. and improve blood flow.

Medication for P.A.D.

For some patients, medications can be helpful to reduce high blood pressure, prevent blood clots and reduce leg/foot pain.

Interventional Treatments

We specialize in minimally invasive procedures to open the arteries and improve blood flow.

Laser Atherectomy

This procedure will restore blood flow through narrowed or blocked arteries. The laser is used during angiographic procedures with minimally invasive techniques.

Angioplasty

The doctor may use a balloon catheter to open open blocked arteries. This technique is also utilized in the angiography suite, frequently in conjunction with both the laser atherectomy and stenting.

Stenting

The doctor will insert a cylindrical, metal wire, mesh tube into the artery in order to keep the blood flow channel open. This technique is often combined with the laser atherectomy and angioplasty.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Amputation Is Preventable

Effecting 15 percent of patients with diabetes, a foot ulcer is an open sore or wound commonly found on the bottom of the foot. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer, and approximately 20 percent of patients ...

Treatments for PAD

Peripheral arterial disease, P.A.D., is a condition in which your arteries become clogged due to a buildup of extra cholesterol and fat. Normally seen in the lower limbs, P.A.D. can be seen anywhere in the body.

PAD- Are You At Risk?

Peripheral arterial disease, known as P.A.D., develops when arteries become clogged due to extra cholesterol and fat. PAD usually occurs in the lower limbs, such as the legs and feet, but can be seen in other areas of the body.

Relief For Swollen Legs

If you’re experiencing swelling in the legs and feet this summer, you may find that it is not only embarrassing but uncomfortable and impractical. Leg swelling or edema affects many older adults due to a variety of reasons.