World-renowned treatment of PVD and Critical Limb Ischemia
While most of us often worry about clogged arteries in the heart, many of us don't realize that clogged arteries in the leg or groin can be just as serious or life threatening. In fact, one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral vascular disease (PVD), but nine out of 10 cases usually go untreated. The symptoms eventually surface in the form of critical limb ischemia, a debilitating condition that blocks circulation in the limb and can lead to amputation of the affected limb or possibly death.
Riverside Methodist's world renowned physicians often save limbs and lives that would otherwise have been lost to critical limb ischemia. It's because we focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of PVD. We do it by offering a centralized patient care model allowing us to diagnose and treat PVD patients faster. As a result, our success rate for treating critical limb ischemia is 95 percent.
Centralized Care: A Recipe for Success
Riverside Methodist's Critical Limb Care, the first of its kind in the nation, provides a complete range of vascular care, including screening and diagnostic services, medical management, revascularization therapies, follow-up surveillance and lower extremity wound care. Our centralized critical limb care means our physicians can diagnose and treat peripheral vascular disease (PVD) faster. As a result Critical Limb Care at Riverside Methodist is now world renowned for its success in saving the lives and limbs of patients with PVD or critical limb ischemia.
A national leader in minimally invasive PVD treatment.
Riverside Methodist's endovascular care includes treating blocked or clogged arteries anywhere in the vascular system. Our experience in minimally invasive endovascular care means a shorter hospital stay for patients with PVD, less chance of needing a second procedure and decreased cost to the patient.
The following are just a few of the minimally invasive endovascular techniques Riverside Methodist performed before any other hospital in central Ohio:
- pedal (or foot) access surgery to treat PVD
- renal and carotid stent procedures
- radiation treatment for femoral artery disease
- catheter-based thrombus removal
To learn about the symptoms and risk factors of PVD, click here.