Over the past 15 years the interventional treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has changed significantly with endovascular revascularization replacing surgically invasive procedures as the dominant intervention. Early detection and treatment are important to control the disease and to allow patients a full selection of treatment options.
Many types of health care providers can diagnose and treat PAD. Family physicians, internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and vascular specialists can all diagnose PAD by examining a patient’s medical and family history, performing a physical exam, and conducting diagnostic tests. PAD can be diagnosed through a variety of diagnostic procedures including:
- Ankle-brachial index (ABI):A common test used to measures the difference between blood pressure at the arm and at the ankle. A difference in the two areas indicates restricted blood flow.
- CT and MR angiograms
- Blood tests
There are multiple options for treatment of PAD, ranging from medical interventions, surgical revascularization, and endovascular therapy. Vascular Surgeons are uniquely qualified and trained to treat patients diagnosed with PAD. Approaches to treatment include:
- Minimally invasive endovascular procedures
- Medical management
- Exercise and lifestyle modifications
- Surgical bypass Amputation
South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is the recognized as the regional treatment center for the treatment and care of patients suffering from Peripheral Arterial Disease. Dr.’s Kokinos and Pineda specialized training and state of the art interventional facility offers patients a unique alternative to a hospital setting and provides the highest level of care for the treatment of PAD as an alternative to limb amputation.
If you or a loved ones suffers from PAD, call our office today at 408-376-3626 to schedule a visit.
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