Peripheral artery disease
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when the arteries in the legs are narrowed, limiting blood flow to the muscles.
What you should know about peripheral artery disease
- PAD can cause leg pain, especially when walking. In extreme cases it can completely block the blood flow in the limbs resulting in ulcers or gangrene.
- Medications to control cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood clots are commonly used in treating PAD.
Why choose Geisinger for your peripheral artery disease?
- Our vascular team can help minimize pain through medications while treating PAD with non-surgical treatments or minimally invasive procedures including angioplasty, stents or laser atherectomy.
- Our vascular surgeons have drug coated stents and drug coated balloons available for minimally invasive therapy.
- Our vascular surgeons have the largest experience in the region of treating PAD and have excellent outcomes with limb salvage procedures.
We provide care for peripheral artery disease with these treatments:
- Vascular surgery : Vascular surgery treats various problems with blood vessels outside the heart.
- Stenting & angioplasty