Diagnostic Imaging/Interventional Radiology Services

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a medical subspecialty of radiology in which both vascular and nonvascular diseases are diagnosed and treated. IR utilizes minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Do you have varicose leg pain, leg swelling or slow-to-heal wounds on your legs?

Did you have prior bypass surgery, prior toe or partial limb amputation?

Have you been told you need bypass surgery or you’re at risk for amputation?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – a circulatory issue that causes restricted blood flow to the peripheral arteries. It’s typically caused by the hardening and narrowing of the arteries and can progress by factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and lack of exercise.

Symptoms

In the early stages, symptoms may be hard to detect. Over time, symptoms may become more severe. It’s important not to ignore symptoms of PAD as a sign of aging and to seek medical attention before the condition advances. 

Early symptoms: painful leg cramping, resting leg pain, and numbness, weakness and heaviness Progressed symptoms:  cold feet or toes, burning sensations, and cold feet or toes
Advanced symptoms: gangrene, chronic sores and hair loss

Treatment

By getting the right treatment and managing PAD, you can reduce risk of serious complications, including amputation. Salem Medical Center offers a minimally invasive, same day, outpatient vascular procedure, provided by Scott Hollander, D.O. to treat this serious medical condition. Dr. Hollander is a Yale trained Peripheral Vascular Interventional Radiologist specializing in peripheral arterial and venous disease as well as dialysis access maintenance.

PAD is a serious but treatable disease. Treatments, Procedures and Testing include:

  • Ankle-brachial Index (ABI) 
  • Duplex Vascular Ultrasound – helps visualize the arteries and measure blood flow using sound waves
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) – real time ultrasound inside a blood vessel
  • Angioplasty and Stenting – helps open a narrow or blocked blood vessel
  • Atherectomy – decreases amount of plaque in an artery, creating more blood flow. It may be performed in conjunction with angioplasty and stenting.

To set up a consultation, call 856.339.6299.

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