‘Vascular Devastation' rampant in this community

Posted at 10:08 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 10:08:07-04

Each year, cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than cancer. Cardiovascular diseases are the worlds’ largest killer, claiming 17.1 million lives each year. 

The first treatment option offered to 67 percent of patients presenting to an emergency department with ischemic (cold, painful or numb) legs is amputation, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.

At the Minimally Invasive Vascular Centers, the goal is to provide in-depth vascular surgery, comprehensive vascular education, timely recognition of symptoms and thorough analysis of risk factors in order to prevent “vascular devastation,” such as early amputation. The lead vascular surgeon, Dr. Jeffery Dormu, is vascular fellowship-trained and board-certified. The centers focus on education, non-surgical treatments and immediate recovery.  It focuses on a patient’s circulation to keep them going.



Trained vascular surgeons are the only physicians treating vascular disease today who can provide all the treatment options available. 

You could be at risk for peripheral arterial disease. Here are the factors that put someone at risk:

·         Diabetes

·         High blood pressure

·         Smoking

·         Family history of cardiovascular disease or circulatory problems

·         Obesity

·         Being older than age 50

If you have any of these signs or symptoms call (855) 803-6482 for an in-depth consultation:

·         Leg or arm pain

·         Numbness, tingling, cramping or weakness in legs

·         A sore on the leg or foot that won’t heal

·         Loss of hair on legs or feet

·         Cold feet or legs

·         Erectile dysfunction

·         Leg swelling

·         Varicose veins

We are available for vascular consultations and treatments. Remember, a trained Vascular Surgeon can address all available treatment options and related complications. Call (855) 803-6482 to make an appointment today.

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