Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment & Limb Salvage in Florida
Vascular Health Center Offers Peripheral Artery Disease Treatments & Limb Salvage in Oviedo, FL & Winter Haven FL. For More Information Call Us Today or Simply Request an Appointment Online. We Are Open 6 Days a Week!
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can often be overlooked by doctors who have not specialized in vascular care. PAD is a common circulatory condition that results when arteries in your limbs restrict, reducing the blood flow in your body’s extremities. While PAD can affect many parts of your body including the stomach, arms, and head, it most commonly afflicts the lower limbs, including the legs, ankles, and feet. At Vascular Health Center, our vein care specialists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease and restoring blood flow to avoid amputation of affected limbs.
The symptoms of peripheral artery disease may not be immediately obvious to those who do not specialize in vascular care. Many patients do not receive diagnosis because they are completely unaware that anything is wrong. For others, muscle weakness or fatigue in the compromised extremities, as well as cramping and pain in the legs and hips may be present. For most people with PAD, symptoms will dissipate significantly when they are at rest, returning once they start walking or moving. At Vascular Health Center, we are expertly trained in the accurate diagnosis of PAD.
There are several different treatment methods for PAD, however; early intervention is critical as worsening symptoms over time can result in tissue death, gangrene, and even amputation. At Vascular Health Center, we specialize in minimally invasive in-patient procedures that can correct PAD and restore blood flow to your limbs, saving them from further damage. Some of the most common treatments for peripheral artery disease include atherectomy, angioplasty, and stenting. All of these treatments work to open the constricted arteries and reestablish blood flow.
Atherectomy uses a catheter to shave away built up plaque in the arteries, while angioplasty uses a catheter to insert a balloon that can inflate and open the blood flow pathway, and a stent can be placed inside the artery to keep the blood vessel open. At Vascular Health Center in Florida, vascular surgeon Dr. Obinna Nwobi specialized in offering each of these treatment options to help resolve PAD without the need for invasive surgery. Additionally, those who have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease may be required to attend physical therapy or supervised exercise sessions to reduce other issues associated with PAD as well as the risk of reoccurrence.
Risk factors for PAD include diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure. If you or your family has a history of vein disorders, it can increase your risk of developing PAD. Whether you have already been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease or are seeking a consultation because of pain in your lower extremities, the expertly trained staff at Vascular Health Center can help. We have two convenient locations in central Florida, located in Oviedo and Winter Haven. Both of our centers offer appointments 6 days a week. Don’t take the risk of losing a limb because of untreated peripheral artery disease. Trust the vein care specialists at Vascular Health Center to provide you with precise diagnosis and effective treatment so that you can get back to living your life free from PAD pain. Our medical professionals are ready to help you feel better!