- August 18, 2021
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Categories: PAD Video, Video Library
Q: Does the Pedal Loop procedure have to be done in a hospital setting?
A: Pedal loop intervention, restoring blood flow to the arteries in the foot to potentially heal the wounds or gangrene in the toes or heel, is a specialized procedure that needs to be performed by physicians with unique expertise and the skill set and tools necessary for the best results. While the pedal loop technique is often done in hospitals, it can also be done in specialized outpatient centers, such as American Endovascular & Amputation Prevention. The more critical point is to get a physician who has the skill set and experience to perform these procedures where necessary rather than choosing this procedure based upon the site of service, being a hospital or an outpatient center. Go with the doctor first.
More videos from the interview with Dr. Rundback of the NJ Endovascular and Amputation Prevention as he explains the Pedal Loop technique:
- How does the Pedal Loop technique help with limb salvage?
- How did the Pedal Loop technique originate?
- What should patients know about the Pedal Loop when they’re facing an amputation?
- Do all specialists perform the Pedal Loop?
- What should patients know about the specialty of Interventional Radiology and the unique ability for Interventional Radiologists to reach small vessels without surgery?
- What is an Interventional Radiologist?