Treatment For Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
What is PAD?
Eighteen million Americans suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition where blood flow is restricted to the legs and feet commonly as a result of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a process where the arteries harden and narrow secondary to plaque build up inside the walls of the arteries. The restricted blood flow leads to pain and infection in the feet. The most severe form of PAD is critical limb ischemia (CLI) and can lead to amputations. More than a 160,000 amputations are performed in the U.S. as a result of PAD. Amputations lead to significant increased mortality and decreased quality of life.
Advanced Comprehensive Vascular Intervention
The Vascular and Interventional Radiology team at the University of Kansas Medical Center is dedicated to amputation prevention and limb salvage. The experienced and committed physicians are core members of the KUMC multidisciplinary vascular program. They offer the most advanced and innovative interventions for vessel reconstruction and comprehensive patient care within the vascular clinic. These interventions include atherectomy, angioplasty, stenting, intravascular ultrasound, and pedal access for small vessel reconstruction. The physicians are passionate about patient care and advancing the field to help decrease the number of amputations through their limb salvage program.
Why Choose Interventional Radiology?
Our physicians use their expertise to offer the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease such as mesenteric vessel disease, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, varicoseveins, arteriovenous malformations, deep venous thrombosis, gonadal vein embolization, and dialysis arteriovenous fistulas.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality of patient care with the most advanced and comprehensive vascular program currently available. Through our program we strive to be leaders in the treatment of vascular disease.