Why is it important to have an endovascular consultation in order to prevent the risk of amputation? [Dr. Donkiyan]

Q: Why is it important to have an endovascular consultation in order to prevent the risk of amputation?

A: With Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), one of the things that we look to accomplish is to diagnose it as early as possible. We want to do surveillance and monitor patients so that they don’t get to the point where the disease progresses. In the cases where there are significant signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease, including multiple lesions seen throughout their lower extremities, there are newer techniques and devices that we can use to open up blockages. In the past, these lesions have been considered untreatable and have gone to amputation. We now can salvage their legs, feet, and toes with advanced techniques and devices that enable us to open up these lesions and perform angioplasty.

More videos from the interview with Dr. Donikyan of the Fishkill Endovascular Center as he describes the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) procedure:

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