Peripheral vascular disease may be caused by a narrowing of blood vessels, a blood vessel blockage, or blood vessel spasms. The condition can impact various circulatory system areas, including the arteries, veins, or the lymphatic system. The disease usually presents symptoms on the legs and feet.

Symptoms of peripheral vascular disease

  • Pain or swelling in arms or legs
  • Numbness or weakness in arms or legs
  • Coldness or discoloration in legs or feet
  • Ulcers on legs or feet
  • Red skin or a burning sensation experienced in the legs or feet
  • Hair loss appearing on the legs or feet
  • Pain (burning or aching) when at rest

What causes peripheral vascular disease?

PVD can develop due to a range of physical conditions but is most often the result of a buildup of plaque within the blood vessels, which limits the flow of blood to the feet and legs. The buildup of plaque also leads to the blood vessel becoming unable to deliver oxygen and healthful nutrients to the muscles, skin, and other tissues. In some cases, blood clots develop in the arterial walls, further limiting blood flow or even blocking the blood flow to the body’s major arteries.  PVD can also result from an injury, irregular muscle structure or ligaments, or an infection in the area.

Have you been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease? Meet with us.

Various diagnostic tools can provide more information on your condition and insight into the most effective treatments for you. The types of tests we may perform can include:

  • Angiogram
  • Ankle-brachial index test
  • Doppler ultrasound blood flow study
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Treadmill exercise testing
  • MRA (magnetic resonance angiography)
  • PPG (photoplethysmography)
  • PVI (pulse volume recording)
  • Reactive hyperemia test
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How is PVD treated at Advanced Surgical Technology in Mt. Vernon and Centralia?

At Advanced Surgical Technology, we perform comprehensive treatments for peripheral vascular disease to help relieve unpleasant and unhealthy symptoms. Our surgical treatments include:

  • Percutaneous mechanical atherectomy
  • Percutaneous laser atherectomy
  • Percutaneous balloon angioplasty
  • Percutaneous arterial stent placement
  • Open arterial bypass (if necessary)

Angioplasty surgery for peripheral vascular disease

An angioplasty may be the treatment option for your condition. In this advanced procedure, a narrowed artery is widened by the insertion of a thin tube, called a catheter, into the vessel. The device is then slowly advanced to the narrowed area of the artery. A specialized balloon on the end of the catheter is then inflated, working to enlarge the restricted area of the artery.

Surgery for peripheral vascular disease in Mt. Vernon and Centralia

In some cases, surgery will be necessary to resolve a case of peripheral vascular disease. In this advanced surgery, a vein graft (natural) or synthetic graft can be placed, creating an alternate route for blocked blood flow, restoring health to the tissues.

Why choose Advanced Surgical Technology?

Facing the prospect of undergoing a surgical treatment can be frightening and a source of worry. When you are under the care of Dr. Liyanage, you can expect the most advanced treatments and medical attention, along with compassion and warmth, from start to finish. We are committed to ensuring our patients are comfortable and confident at every phase of treatment. Our goal is to restore your health and seek the most favorable outcome to enhance your health and quality of life.

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If you suffer from PVD symptoms or have been diagnosed with the condition, we invite you to discover the difference at Advanced Surgical Technology. We are dedicated to our patients and treat them with the warmth, respect, and compassion they deserve. Our team does everything possible to make the journey to better health comfortable.

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