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57 year old male with diabetes and severe Neuropathy. Patient came to me for a second opinion after he was informed that his only option for the non-healing great toe wound was amputation. After a physical exam and screening ultrasound, the patient had an angiogram. The angiogram showed his blood flow was fine up to the toe. At the level of the toe, there was a blockage of the blood flow on the inner side where the non-healing wound was present. After opening up the tiny blood vessels using angioplasty, the patient’s wound began to heal. Within 6 weeks, the wound healed completely and the patient’s neuropathy improved, which also helped him with his balance. This case is a perfect example of how finding the right physician with the proper skill set can prevent amputation. At AVA Vascular our team performs these complex interventions on a regular basis.
At AVA Vascular we use state of the art equipment like the new Zenition Phillips C-arm which reduces radiation dose by 70% compared to the other commonly used equipment in most practices. In combination with the latest technology and many years of expertise, our patients have the best outcome.
Dr. Nik Patel has over 18 years of experience as an Interventional Radiologist. He was trained at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York, where he stayed back as faculty and within two years, became one of the youngest in the country to be named as “Chief of Interventional Radiology” overseeing the entire section consisting of eight faculty members, four fellows, and rotating residents. He was instrumental in starting a liver and biliary intervention program in affiliation with the liver transplant team. During his tenure at the university, he has published many research papers and has written a textbook titled “Interventional Radiology Secrets”. Read more
We offer an alternative to traditional surgeries which can have long recovery timesand higher rates of complications for many common conditions such as arthritis of the knee, BPH, and hemorrhoids. We bring awareness to both patients and primary care physicians about PAD and alternative minimally invasive treatment options.
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