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:
- Reduce painful symptoms
- Improve your quality of life
- Increase mobility
- Prevent heart attack, stroke or limb loss
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.
We specialize in minimally invasive procedures to open the arteries and improve blood flow.
This procedure will restore blood flow through narrowed or blocked arteries. The laser is used during angiographic procedures with minimally invasive techniques.
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.
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.