About 8.5 million people in the United States have Peripheral Artery Disease. PAD is a condition that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the lower extremities. It causes hardening and narrowing of the arteries, leading to a decreased blood flow to the legs and feet.
Peripheral Artery Disease affects both men and women. Although, there is a higher risk for the disease among those suffering from certain medical conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and heart disease. When left unmanaged, PAD can result in a total loss of circulation in the legs and feet. This can lead to gangrene and eventually may result in loss of the limb.
Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville has a team of experts who are dedicated to treating patients with vascular problems, including those with injuries that place them at higher risk for losing their limb. Our team works closely with patients in order to preserve their limb. We do this through:
- Immediate Evaluation
Early diagnosis and treatment is one of the best ways to prevent limb loss. At Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center, we offer same-day evaluation from our team of vascular specialists. In order to properly diagnose your condition, our Vascular Center is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which provide same-day diagnostic testing like arteriogram and ultrasound. Results of these tests will be used to provide patients with a comprehensive treatment plan.
- Advanced Therapies
The earlier the vascular disease is treated, the better is the chance of preserving the limb. We have a team of vascular surgeons who will work on your condition, ensure speedy wound healing, and better blood flow in the affected areas. This may be done through medication therapy and minimally invasive procedures like balloon angioplasty and atherectomy.
- Follow-Up Care
Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center team works with other specialists to provide patients with the follow-up care they need and ensure full recovery from their condition. From patient education to post procedure assessments, we make sure that the patient’s condition is resolved and that there’s reduced risk of limb loss in the future.
Those living with PAD do not have to reach this point. At Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville, our team is dedicated to your care and treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms that lead you to believe that you have a vascular disease, contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation.