Peripheral Artery Disease

Receive Expert Diagnosis and Treatment from Our Vascular Doctors at Advanced Vascular Associates if You are Developing Signs of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Our Vascular Clinics Are Located Morristown, Sparta, Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

Some 12 million Americans have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), blocked blood vessels in the legs that can cause discomfort or pain when walking. However, 75 percent of these people have no symptoms. PAD can also be a sign that you have blocked blood vessels in other parts of your body. PAD also raises your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

PAD is the partial or complete blockage of blood flow through the arteries in your limbs, usually your legs. It occurs when plaque (a substance made of cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue) builds up in your body’s blood vessels. This is called atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries.” When arteries become blocked or narrowed, blood can’t flow properly and the muscles of your legs don’t receive enough oxygen. This can cause discomfort or pain in your legs while walking called claudication.

A more serious type of PAD is called limb ischemia. Limb ischemia is a severe blockage in the arteries in your legs. This can cause extreme blockage and significantly reduce blood flow in your legs. Limb ischemia can cause severe pain in legs, feet, or toes even when you’re at rest. The poor circulation in your legs may result in you developing sores or wounds that won’t heal.

Revascularization, or reopening the blocked vein or artery, is the primary goal of treating PAD and limb ischemia. Because the majority of cases are in the lower legs, our physicians specialize in a variety of techniques for lower extremity revascularization to restore blood flow to the legs and feet. The types of lower extremity revascularization performed by Advanced Vascular Associates include Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting, where a balloon topped catheter inserted through your skin into an artery. The balloon is inflated to push back the plaque and help reopen the artery, and then a stent (a tiny mesh metal flexible tube) is placed in your artery to keep the artery open.

The physicians at Advanced Vascular Associates are experts in diagnosing and treating PAD and limb ischemia. Although surgery is an effective treatment approach, the physicians at Advanced Vascular Associates consider minimally invasive approaches first, when appropriate. Our specialists will work with you to determine the best treatment approach for you.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES YOU MAY NEED

Morristown

 131 Madison Ave. 2nd Floor
 Morristown, NJ 07960
 (973) 540-9700

Sparta

  89 Sparta Ave. Suite 270
 Sparta, NJ 07871
 (973) 540-9700
 

Pompton Plains

242 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
(973) 540-9700

Teaneck

1086 Teaneck Road, Suite 4F1
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 265-5300

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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