Peripheral Arterial Disease Treatment Services in Houston, TX
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) refers to the narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach and head.
PAD is caused by a buildup of cholesterol and scar tissue on the walls of the artery, which forms a substance known as plaque. The plaque builds up gradually, and over time it can narrow the artery, restricting blood flow. In some cases, PAD may be caused by blood clots that break free from within larger arteries and get lodged in narrower arteries, which reduces blood flow.
The most common forms of PAD treatment are within the legs. Left untreated, PAD can lead to painful cramping, limited mobility, amputation, gangrene, infection and even death. Fortunately, there are several highly effective treatment options if PAD is detected early.
The board-certified interventional radiologists at Synergy Vascular and Interventional (SVI) offer minimally invasive treatments for PAD that do not require open surgery and have a faster recovery period with less downtime. Call SVI at (713) 621-7436 to schedule.
Minimally Invasive Treatments for PAD include:
Angioplasty | At the site of the blockage within the artery, a tiny balloon is inserted and inflated to open the blood vessel and restore the flow of blood.
Stents | A stent is a small wire mesh scaffold that is inserted into the site of the blockage to open the blood vessel and keep it open.
Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis | If the blockage in the blood vessel is caused by a clot, a special drug known as a “clot buster” is used. This effectively dissolves the clot to restore normal blood flow.
Atherectomy | An alternative to angioplasty, this procedure is a technique for removing plaque from the blood vessel with a catheter and sharp blade.
Stent Grafts | When an artery is no longer able to function, a special stent covered with a synthetic fabric can replace or “bypass” the diseased artery.
Download the SRA PAD Patient Brochure.
If you are suffering from PAD, contact Synergy Vascular and Interventional today to find out which of the minimally invasive treatments we offer is best for you. Our Peripheral Arterial Disease Specialists serve hospitals and outpatient imaging centers throughout the Houston area including Pearland, Humble, Webster, Katy, Cypress, and The Woodlands, Texas. Call (713) 621-7436 to schedule.