Peripheral Artery Disease treatment

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. PAD often goes undiagnosed, but early detection and treatment can significantly improve quality of life. At Minimally Invasive Vascular, we are dedicated to offering the latest treatment options that address the root causes of PAD, enhancing patient outcomes with minimally invasive techniques.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease occurs when fatty deposits in arteries restrict blood flow, primarily affecting the legs. Symptoms may include leg pain when walking, numbness, weakness, or coldness in the lower legs and feet. It’s a condition that not only causes discomfort but can also lead to severe complications if untreated.

Diagnosing PAD:

The first step in treating PAD is an accurate diagnosis. At Minimally Invasive Vascular, we use advanced imaging technologies and tests to assess blood flow and pinpoint blockages in the arteries. Common diagnostic tools include ankle-brachial index (ABI), ultrasound, angiography, and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA).

Innovative Treatment Approaches:

Lifestyle Changes and Medication:

  • Lifestyle Modifications: We emphasize the importance of smoking cessation, regular exercise, and a healthy diet to manage PAD symptoms and progression.
  • Medication: Medicines to improve blood flow, lower cholesterol, and prevent blood clots are often prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Interventions:

  • Angioplasty and Stenting: This procedure involves inserting a balloon to widen the artery, often followed by placing a stent to keep the artery open.
  • Atherectomy: A minimally invasive technique to remove plaque from blocked arteries using a small catheter.

Advanced Therapies for Severe Cases:

  • Bypass Surgery: For severe PAD, bypass surgery might be recommended to create a new route for blood flow around the blocked artery.
  • Cutting-edge Research: We are constantly exploring new methodologies, including gene and cell therapies, to enhance treatment efficacy and patient recovery.

The Importance of Ongoing Care:

Managing PAD is a lifelong journey. Regular follow-ups and monitoring are essential to adapt treatments as needed and to address any emerging health issues. Our team provides ongoing support and guidance, ensuring patients not only manage their PAD but also improve their overall vascular health.

At Minimally Invasive Vascular, our commitment to pioneering treatments for peripheral artery disease sets us apart. With a focus on minimally invasive procedures, we strive to reduce recovery times and improve outcomes, empowering our patients to lead active, healthy lives.

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of PAD or wish to learn more about our innovative treatment options, don’t hesitate to contact Minimally Invasive Vascular. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step toward effective management of peripheral artery disease.