- August 18, 2021
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Categories: PAD Video, Video Library
Q: What is an Interventional Radiologist?
A: I am a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, specializing in treating patients with complex patterns of Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia, a form of Peripheral Arterial Disease which may result in potential ulceration, gangrene, and limb loss or amputation. Vascular and Interventional Radiologists are physicians who specialize in image-guided treatment of blocked blood vessels and other diseases requiring minimally invasive non-surgical therapies as an alternative to surgery with fewer complications, shorter recovery, and less discomfort. We have particular expertise in controlling very small instruments through the blood vessels to open arteries, even in a patient’s most advanced form of disease, and often when other doctors have tried and not had sufficient success to allow wound healing and prevent amputation.
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?
- Does the Pedal Loop procedure have to be done in a hospital setting?
- What should patients know about the specialty of Interventional Radiology and the unique ability for Interventional Radiologists to reach small vessels without surgery?