Helping Doctors Help Their Patients
The multidisciplinary limb preservation specialists at Medical City Plano are dedicated to educating community physicians to identify diabetic foot and peripheral vascular disease patients as early as possible to prevent limb amputation. We offer a full range of services to take care of your patients with limb-threatening conditions.
Why Choose Medical City Plano’s Limb Preservation Program for Your Patients?
- More than 15 years of experience in performing advanced and complex limb preserving endovascular procedures
- Accredited, high volume cath lab with state-of-the-art equipment and hybrid suite
- Leaders in angiosome-based therapy of all chronic limb ischemia endovascular procedures
- Philips state-of-the-art equipment capable of perfusion 2D angiography
- Most comprehensive program in North Texas to provide complete endovascular treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and high-risk endovascular procedures
- Medical City Plano offers comprehensive care in one location for all patients with leg pain, leg edema, PVD, non-healing ulcers, varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency
Patients with Peripheral Vascular Diseases
If you suspect PVD in any of your patients, a referral to Medical City Plano means coordination of all of their care in one location, from evaluation and diagnostics to treatment and follow-up. Our goal is to have our endovascular specialists evaluate new patients within 24 to 48 hours. We will then order the appropriate testing and provide you with a diagnosis and recommendations. If the patient needs intervention or surgery, a patient-dedicated nurse navigator will be assigned to the patient and will handle everything.
Patients with Varicose Veins
If you have patients with varicose veins associated with pain, heaviness and swelling, it is time to refer them to the limb preservation program at Medical City Plano. We provide full diagnostic testing and minimally invasive treatment options for these patients. In the patients without treatment, swelling increases significantly and eventually causes venous leg ulcers.
Peripheral Vascular Statistics
- Proactively treating peripheral vascular disease and critical limb ischemia significantly reduces the risk of limb amputation and therefore, death
- Amputees have a 20% mortality rate within the first year after their amputation
- Three-year mortality rate is 74%
- Half of all patients with peripheral vascular disease are completely asymptomatic (have no symptoms) and therefore present emergently in advanced progression of the disease
- This is why it’s so important for outpatient primary care physicians to be able to identify peripheral vascular diseases early based on clinically established signs and symptoms
- Studies recommend the use of multidisciplinary teams to treat patients both as inpatients and outpatients to prevent limb amputation