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Does Your Patient Have PAD? A Reference Guide for Physicians

Know the Facts about Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 18 million people in the United States suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. Although estimates suggest that anywhere from 12 to 20 percent of individuals over the age of 60 are living with PAD, most Americans remain unaware of PAD symptoms.

Unfortunately, as many as 180,000 Americans will undergo a limb amputation as result of PAD-related condition this year. But amputation is not the only answer...

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Dr Polyxene (Polly) a vascular surgeon located in San Jose, CA specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease. In private practice for 24 years, Dr Kokinos has served the South Bay Community as an independent physician for her entire career and has built her practice by delivering exceptional outcomes and by providing hope for patients suffering from complex vascular disease.

Graduating high school at 14 years old, Dr Kokinos enrolled at Barnard College (Columbia University) and after finishing in 3 years, earned a coveted spot in Columbia University's prestigious medical school by the time she was 16 years old. Finishing medical school at 20, Dr Kokinos was accepted...

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 18 million people in the United States suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. Estimates suggest that anywhere from 12 to 20 percent of individuals over the age of 60 are living with PAD. Approximately 160,000 to 180,000 of the estimated 18 million Americans with PAD will undergo a limb amputation as result of PAD-related condition this year, resulting in lower quality of life, high medical costs, and shorter life expectancy.

But even with these alarming numbers, APPROXIMATELY 3 OUT OF 4 AMERICANS are unaware of PAD ...

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For 24 years, Dr Polyxene (Polly) Kokinos has worked in the greater San Francisco Bay Area community as an independent vascular surgeon, dedicating her time to serving patients suffering from vascular disease.

With offices in both Campbell, CA and Gilroy, CA Dr Kokinos has worked with over 25,000 patients helping them as they suffer from circulatory illnesses and the impact of their disease. From the most delicate to the most complex surgical care, Dr Kokinos' and her staff have remained independent community physicians, offering patients an alternative to the "Big Box" medical systems of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda Counties (Kaiser, PAMF, Sutter, Stanford) by offering unmatched person...

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Peripheral vascular disease, sometimes referred to as PVD, in the legs or lower extremities is the narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs.

Dr Polyxene G Kokinos, founder of San Jose's South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is a board certified general and vascular surgeon who specializes in treating patients who suffer from this condition. For 24 years, Dr Kokinos has dedicated her practice to helping South Bay patients regain their circulatory health by bringing advanced surgical solutions to complex vascular problems. Having treated over 20,000 Varicose Vein patients, Dr Kokinos understands both the aesthetic as well as the complex side of her...

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Every year thousands of patients in the US undergo cosmetic vein procedures in the hope of getting rid of their swollen legs and unsightly varicose veins. In like manner, many patients having back surgery also suffer from swollen legs following their surgery. Unfortunately, in a large percentage of these patients, a well known but often unrecognized and undiagnosed condition know as Iliac Vein Compression is the cause of this unexpected complication. Further complicating this issue is that even when the procedure is successful, patients complain of on-going leg swelling, heaviness, and pain in their legs.

Internet searches for, "Why do my legs continue to swell following my varicose vein or b...

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Do you Suffer From Iliac Vein Compression?

To answer that question, take a few seconds to consider the following:

▪ Are your legs swollen? Is your left leg larger than your right?
▪ Is it harder to slip one shoe on in the morning than the other?
▪ Have you had cosmetic or other surgical procedure done and not gotten the outcome you wanted?
▪ Are you a cancer patient undergoing treatment or procedures?
▪ Have you ever suffered from a blood clot or (DVT) in your leg
▪ Do you visit a wound care clinic with little to no success?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you MAY be suffering from a well known, but previously difficult to diagnose problem called May-Thurner's Syndrome.

May Thurner'...

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South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is proud to celebrate our 25th year serving the Greater San Jose Bay Area. Our commitment to serving our patients as an independent medical clinic means that our patients are never "just" another number in a Big Box Medical system.

Unlike other physicians who have spent their entire careers as part of large regional health care systems, Dr Kokinos has dedicated her entire career to serving the South Bay Community as an independent physician. She takes the time to understand your symptoms so that she can provide her patients with the best possible solutions to help them get their legs and their life's back. At South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Ins...

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Leg and foot wounds have become a huge problem in the United States. Fortunately, there are thousands of Wound Care Centers to help with the day to day care of these painful and potentially dangerous wounds. Wound care centers are usually affiliated with hospitals and function as one of many resources that a patients with wounds has at their disposal in an effort to keep their wounds from progressing to where amputation may be the only choice left to salvage the limb. Unfortunately, in many of these wound care centers an underlying cause for why many of these non-healing wounds don't heal in a timely manner is often overlooked: circulation to the leg or foot. This can be either on the arteri...

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Leg Swelling in not a normal part of aging...and can be a sign of a more serious medical issue.

Click on the link below to find out more about South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute's 2020 educational campaign to educate patients on leg swelling and their options for how to manage this.

https://bap-siliconvalley.advanced-pub.com/?issueID=168&pageID=19

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