Our goal in caring for peripheral vascular disease is to increase blood flow to relieve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. No matter what stage of the disease you are in, our advanced screening capabilities and treatment options can help you feel better.
We incorporate various strategies tailored to your medical needs and situation. If you are experiencing advanced disease development, we offer both traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures that will widen your arteries and enable blood flow to your limbs, reducing the chance of serious problems including heart attack, stroke and amputation.
Our treatment options include:
- Nonsurgical treatment such as lifestyle changes.
- Medications for improving blood flow, such as blood thinners and medications that relax the blood vessel walls.
- Minimally-invasive angioplasty for increased blood flow.
- Vascular surgery such as peripheral artery bypass surgery restores blood flow to an artery in the leg by creating a new path for the blood to move.
- Atherectomy using the Diamondback 360°™ tool, which uses a small diamond-coated crown that rapidly spins or orbits at high speeds to sand away plaque, while preserving the healthy tissue of the arterial wall.
- Thrombolytic therapy or a surgery called thrombectomy to remove a blood clot.
Doctors here are part of the Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, which is on the forefront of new procedures and technologies, including stem cell therapy and devices that protect the legs during revascularization surgery. For five consecutive years we’ve been nationally recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.