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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral arterial disease is a common condition in which the arteries become blocked by plaque buildup. This reduces the blood and oxygen that are able to flow to the limbs and other parts of the body and can lead to severe complications if left untreated. Proper and timely treatment is crucial for helping patients avoid the later stages of PAD. These later stages can lead to limb amputation, heart attack, or stroke, and at American Endovascular, we provide a variety of treatment methods to help patients start living healthier lives. 

Treatment for peripheral artery disease depends upon the stage of the condition and each patient’s unique medical situation. If treatment is implemented early enough, the condition can possibly be reversed and the patient can avoid progressing into the later stages of PAD. As PAD does not always present with symptoms, those who are at a higher risk for developing the condition should be proactive with cardiovascular checkups and bring any concerns to their doctor sooner rather than later. Learn more from American Endovascular about the various treatment options for PAD and how we help patients in NJ, NY, and OH.

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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment Options

Treatment options for PAD vary depending on the severity and stage of the condition. The ultimate goals of PAD treatment are to manage symptoms (such as leg pain) so patients can live life more comfortably, improve artery health, and decrease the risk of complications down the road. When you visit one of our vascular specialists, they will assess your situation and determine the best treatment option for you.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes can be extremely impactful in the early stages of peripheral artery disease. Exercise and control of cholesterol can even reverse PAD early in the course of the disease. There are a number of changes you can make in your daily life that can improve your vascular health and reduce your risk of PAD-related complications.

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Quit Smoking

Research shows that continuing to smoke following a diagnosis of PAD increases a patient’s risk for heart attack and death from heart disease compared to those who quit smoking after their diagnosis. We understand that quitting smoking is easier said than done, and we encourage you to look into smoking cessation programs in your area.

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Regular Exercise

Walking and other forms of exercise are extremely important to living a healthy life with PAD. Incorporating a regular walking routine can help you increase the distance you are able to walk before experiencing PAD-related leg pain (claudication). Regular exercise has been shown to dramatically improve PAD symptoms.

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Eat a Balanced Diet

Diet changes that can have a positive effect on vascular health include limiting fat and saturated fat intake and avoiding trans fats. You should also make sure that your diet is high in fiber and low in cholesterol and sodium.

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Proper Management of Other Medical Conditions

Part of the treatment of PAD is managing other medical conditions that may be making your PAD symptoms worse. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Proper management of conditions like diabetes can reduce limb-related complications in those with PAD.

Medications

While working with you and assessing your case of PAD, your primary doctor and vascular specialist will let you know if medications may be helpful as part of your treatment plan. There are several different medications that may be prescribed as part of treatment for PAD. Certain medications can also help reduce your risk of developing another cardiovascular disease.

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Statins

Statins are drugs prescribed for high cholesterol that are often taken by patients with PAD. These medications work to lower cholesterol levels and reduce plaque buildup in the arteries. They also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor will assess your cholesterol levels and let you know if statins are right for you.

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High Blood Pressure Medication

High blood pressure can worsen symptoms of PAD, as uncontrolled high blood pressure can make the arteries stiff and hard and slow the flow of blood to the limbs. Those with high blood pressure may be prescribed medications to lower their blood pressure.

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Antiplatelet Agents

Antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin or clopidogrel, are taken to improve blood flow and prevent blood clotting. This is important for those with narrowed arteries, as it is already more difficult for blood to flow throughout the body.

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Pain Medication

The medication cilostazol helps patients with PAD find relief from leg pain. It thins the blood and widens the blood vessels so that blood can flow more freely to the limbs. This helps to reduce pain and allows patients to find more enjoyment in exercise and other physical activities.

Minimally Invasive PAD Treatments

At American Endovascular, we are proud to provide our patients with access to a number of innovative, minimally-invasive treatment methods for peripheral artery disease. When you visit one of our vascular centers in NJ, NY, or OH, we will review your treatment options with you and guide you toward the best next steps.

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Amputation Prevention

At American Endovascular, our vascular specialists use advanced techniques and technologies such as pedal loop intervention to help patients avoid amputation. We are proud to support limb salvage and preservation at our vascular centers.

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Angioplasty

Angioplasty involves the insertion of a low-profile catheter and inflatable balloon into the artery in order to stretch it open. From there, blood and oxygen are able to more easily flow to the body’s muscles and tissues.

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Atherectomy

Atherectomy procedures have evolved over the years, and now include cutting-edge advances such as orbital, rotational, and diamond-coated surface technology. A laser can also be used to remove or modify plaque in a clogged blood vessel. Atherectomy is the chosen treatment method when the artery or blood vessel cannot be treated with stents.

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Stent Placement

A stent is a metallic-based implantable device that can be inserted into an artery to provide a new skeletal framework. This helps to strengthen the walls of the artery and keep it open, allowing blood and oxygen to flow more freely. Some stents can even prevent blood clotting via drug-eluting properties.

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What is the Best Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease?

The best treatment for peripheral artery disease will depend on what is best suited for each patient, their stage of PAD, and other unique factors. Lifestyle changes and certain medications can be very successful in treating PAD and its symptoms in the early stages, but more advanced minimally invasive treatment may be indicated as the condition worsens. Proper treatment will help you avoid more dangerous complications down the road.
 
When you visit American Endovascular, we will let you know if a minimally invasive procedure is the right next step for you. We are proud to incorporate innovative, minimally invasive-image guided techniques into the care we provide, and we strive to stay ahead of the industry and keep our care as up-to-date as possible. Whether you need an angioplasty procedure, atherectomy, or placement of a stent, our physicians work with the ultimate goal of preventing amputation and helping patients live healthier and more comfortable lives.

What to Expect from Your PAD Treatment

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Less invasive than surgery
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Same-day procedure
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No hospital stay
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Faster recovery time
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Comforting outpatient settings
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Warm and compassionate care

PAD Treatment FAQ

When Should I See a Doctor About PAD?

If you have PAD symptoms or fall into a higher risk group, we recommend that you come in for an evaluation. In its latest stage, patients with PAD may experience non-healing wounds which can increase the chance of infection and amputation. However, half of amputations can be preventable with early detection!

What are the Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Treatment for PAD?

There are many benefits of choosing a minimally-invasive procedure to address PAD and its symptoms over more traditional surgical methods (such as bypass surgery). The treatment options we offer at American Endovascular do not require large incisions or stitches and are generally less painful than open surgeries. These procedures also have a lower risk of bleeding and other complications, along with a shorter recovery time.

What Should I Expect After PAD Treatment?

Before your procedure at American Endovascular, our specialists will inform you of exactly what to expect after your procedure. It is not uncommon to experience some pain and swelling after surgery, even when minimally-invasive methods are used. This should subside over time. Blood flow to the limb should improve after your procedure and improve your overall vascular health. Certain procedures have different recovery instructions, and our team will ensure that you have all the information you need for a healthy recovery.

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Our Vascular Specialists

We are thrilled to offer patients in NJ and NY access to the “best of the best” in vascular care at American Endovascular. Our endovascular specialists are recognized as innovators in the fields of vascular care and interventional radiology and work with patients of all ages to address PAD and related issues. We are proud to make a difference for patients with peripheral artery disease.

Our Vascular Centers in NY & NJ

At our American Endovascular Centers in New York and New Jersey, we will work with you to address your symptoms of PAD. Our centers are equipped with the latest minimally-invasive, image-guided technology that offers patients comprehensive outpatient care.

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71 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Harlem, NY 10029
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Queens, NY
28-18 31st Street
Queens, NY 11102
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West Orange, NJ
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
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10:57 03 Jul 24
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16:22 02 May 24
First Impressions are lasting impressions! First, the staff are phenomenal! How is it possible that each and every one of them are incredibly kind, caring, professional, personable and treat you like you are THE most important person in the world!? Well, meet this team for an experience that will make you feel valued as a person, not just as a patient. In walks this amazing Doctor and now you understand why his team are the way they are! They regard each other with the utmost respect, and kindness, and they communicate with each other like family. And as a new patient, I had the honor and pleasure to experience excellence in patient care and concern. I am so very grateful to have found a Doctor who is in my opinion perfect with a team who are exceptional! I’m excited for my next visit, honestly! I write this with a great big Smile on my face!
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Delsi Cunningham
17:28 05 Apr 24
Very nice and friendly staff.I was so nervous, they all made me feel relaxed and comfortable.They explained everything to me step by step.
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13:10 02 Apr 24
Excelente servicio es lo mejor que me a pasado gracias a sus buenos tratamiento ya no tengo dolor
The staff are the best. Very elated,with the exceptional care,professionalism, and genuine concern, displayed by all the staff.
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03:50 17 Mar 24
I felt very comfortable with him. Excellent bedside manner, proper teaching , and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Joseph Sham and the entire Team were very professional, knowledgeable, informative and had incredible patience with me by answering all my questions and concerns. Great Team…Thank you all! 👍
Marion
Marion
22:17 27 Dec 23
I was treated very well. The staff was very professional and made me feel comfortable. Looking forward to my next visit.
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Stephen Lapinsky
20:17 20 Dec 23
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22:53 13 Dec 23
Love this Dr and staff. They are all kind courteous and professional with excellent medical care. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need.
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21:58 28 Nov 23
I love this place stuff is helpful an they all were nice. I had a wonderful experience Dr Shams was great.
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22:07 17 Nov 23
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Ricky Mo
Ricky Mo
22:14 15 Nov 23
I like the doctor they were kind of pretty thorough he says that he could help me he found out the filter in my abdomen from the surgery I had in 1996 has been clogging my blood flow for 25 years and that’s causing the swelling at every other doctor told me was lymphedema it was not lymphedema it caused the lymphedema because no other doctor took the time or care enough to find out the reason for my leg swelling this doctor was the only one who finally found out and he’s going to see if you could put a stent inside the filter to open it up and and stop my legs from swelling hopefully this will all go good it hasn’t happened yet but I’ll keep you posted thankful for this docto I just pray and hope that it works otherwise I like the doctor very much
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21:01 27 Oct 23
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20:54 27 Oct 23
You may likely have to wait. Avoid anxiety and frustration. Schedule extra time for the visit. Allow for personal attention to your care needs once in the examination room. Friendly, nice staff and doctor puts you at ease. Bottom line: worth the wait!
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21:49 26 Oct 23
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kadine campbell
21:01 23 Oct 23
I was given good advice about my blood circulation
Gary Jackson
Gary Jackson
17:04 08 Oct 23
Dr. Shams office is amazing. Whitney and Angela were AMAZING. Great sense of humor. Staff is WONDERFUL.
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Sara Correa
21:13 18 Sep 23
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Loretta Johnson
21:26 22 Aug 23
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Linda Thoomey
22:03 21 Jul 23
I’m very satisfied of my visit for the first time, everyone was concerned about me, and Dr David was very patient to listen to my long health stories, after that He gave me good explanation for my problem, that was great 👍
Claude Jean Pierre
Claude Jean Pierre
22:38 18 Jul 23
Follow up to a procedure. Dr Mobley and his staff are great and always helpful
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DanLiza Diehl
21:25 10 Jul 23
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Luis Sarria
Luis Sarria
12:16 29 Jun 23
I had a good experience with my procedure and Dr. Mobley’s follow-up calls are great. I’ve never had a doctor who has been so concerned about following up after a procedure to see how I’m doing and if there are any post-procedure problems I may have experienced (which there aren’t). I’d highly recommend Dr. Mobley.
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Hey Beej
16:42 23 Jun 23
Dr Mobley was so helpful, informative and made me feel secure in making my future medical plan. Supportive and kind. Highly recommended.
Amanda L Browder
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15:57 23 Jun 23
Doctor was very thorough. Explaining what the procedure is all about. Tell me what I could realistically expect. Couldn’t have asked for a better consultation. Highly recommended if you have a prostate issue
John Buric
John Buric
16:26 15 Jun 23
I was very pleased and satisfied on how Dr. David Mobley examined me and explained everything on what I need to know regarding my condition. He’s very professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of his profession. I would highly recommend him to my other friends!
Celine Parcon
Celine Parcon
23:16 07 Jun 23
Dr Shams was very attentive and explained everything in detail. The staff was very nice, the staff/nurse were all so very helpful, It was a Monday morning and I didn’t expect such happy staff.
Stacy Lebeau
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21:22 06 Jun 23
He puts his patients before himself, returning calls and e-mails quickly. Not only is he kind and considerate, he is an excellent physician. I had to have a procedure that requires me to be awake, and he talked me through it and kept me at ease. If I could give him more stars, I would.
Super friendly, tentative, once in the procedure rm the sx staff made you feel comfortable, easy,+ answered all questions. David mobley, MD answered all my questions, very informative, caring. I felt confident in his care
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21:22 30 May 23
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Joan Jurica
14:46 30 May 23
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21:09 24 May 23
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Cruz Figueroa
03:06 08 May 23
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02:08 13 Apr 23
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21:25 30 Mar 23
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10:09 30 Mar 23
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Margo A Williams
Margo A Williams
19:19 29 Mar 23
This has been the best medical experience I’ve had in over thirty years. I was nervous to have a procedure after only knowing about my condition a year ago. They made this process so easy for me that I’m in shock that I had no pain, no discomfort thanks to an excellent doctor and professional staff! Thank you all and best of luck to your practice.
Stacey Marius
Stacey Marius
14:16 29 Mar 23
The doctor was very nice and professional. He explained the tests that I need and why I need them.
Judith AndersonNeal
Judith AndersonNeal
22:12 27 Mar 23
This was the best experience I have had in such a long time and I have had quite a few procedures in the past both in patient and out including the procedure I was currently present for. No other surgeon has been so kind, transparent, and gentle. Not only did he personally come out beforehand to provide me with education on my procedure, but he talked me through every step of the way and made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Not to mention his amazing staff! Despite being extremely nervous they kept me smiling and laughing throughout the whole process. 10/10 would recommend. Thank you so much guys!!
Riah L.
Riah L.
13:49 22 Mar 23
Excellent bedside manners and the procedure was a breeze.
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18:26 20 Mar 23
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Ruthy Ochoa
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04:17 03 Mar 23
Excellent, Patience, don’t Rush you to be finished. The Doctor explains everything and answers your questions. I would Recommend Dr.Sham service anytime, they are. Great!
Debra Farmer
Debra Farmer
00:16 01 Mar 23
I went with my mom who just had a hip surgery. The whole team was very caring, nice and very professional. I did appreciate that the surgeon took the time to explain to me what was wrong with my mom’s arm and what he did to fix it.
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mouna khalyat
14:37 24 Feb 23
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James Young
James Young
19:33 22 Feb 23
Although I didn’t meet with the doctor, the receptionist, assistant and nurse were great.
Theresa Gaines
Theresa Gaines
13:25 13 Feb 23
Every thing and the process are being done properly ..Terissa you are very Carey ..thank you so much every body are very polite and very professional.. Thank you so much to Dr.Mobley..God blessed you all .🙏🙏🙏👍
Remigio Ruda
Remigio Ruda
03:28 31 Jan 23
Very knowledgeable, personable and professional. I came to Dr. Mobley to correct another surgeons work and I was pleased with the outcome. There is a Hispanic woman that runs things in the O.R.She is great! The whole staff is wonderful and caring.Highly recommend
Lakesha Kingdom
Lakesha Kingdom
15:57 17 Jan 23
I had a wonderful PA take care of me, & the nurses were very sweet. I was happy with my visit
Aurora Anello
Aurora Anello
19:20 10 Jan 23
Everything always goes well.staff are very caring.
Lillian Rodriguez
Lillian Rodriguez
19:00 11 Dec 22
Excellent Doctor he explains the procedure process so that it is understandable and comfortable for the patient!
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