Conditions that tend to develop and/or worsen with age, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD) and osteoarthritis of the knee, can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. While these problems are common, finding an effective treatment can be difficult. At AVA Vascular, we specialize in minimally invasive treatments for conditions like these to preserve your health and get you back to the activities you love.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by fatty plaques that build up in the arteries, most often those supplying the legs, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow. While at first patients may experience only mild symptoms, over time cramping and pain becomes more severe. Worse, impaired blood flow can lead to nonhealing sores, recurrent infections, and even amputation. Our outpatient procedures open circulation to promote healing and reverse painful symptoms.
Osteoarthritis (or “wear and tear” arthritis) of the knee is typically treated with medications, injections, and/or physical therapy to manage pain, followed by knee replacement surgery when those techniques fail. Patients unwilling or unable to undergo surgery might have no option for long-term relief. Now genicular artery embolization (GAE), an interventional radiological technique that blocks blood flow to the synovium (lining of the knee), offers an alternative to reduce painful inflammation and restore mobility.
Hemet, located in the San Jacinto Valley in western Riverside County, has a population of nearly 90,000 people as of the 2020 census. Its principal industries include retail trade, health care, educational services, and government, as well as leisure and hospitality, financial services, construction, manufacturing, and business and professional services. The city’s relative affordability, as well as its proximity to larger cities like Riverside, San Bernadino, and Corona, have made it attractive to Southern California families. It’s also known as the home of The Ramona Outdoor Play, one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the U.S.
Conveniently located in nearby Murrieta, AVA Vascular provides advanced specialized care through outpatient procedures that don’t require hospital stays, general anaesthesia, or extended, painful recovery periods. Whether you’re suffering from painful leg cramps and impaired healing caused by PAD or excruciating knee osteoarthritis is limiting your mobility, we can help.
To learn more about AVA Vascular’s advanced treatments for PAD or genicular artery embolization (GAE), or to schedule an exam, contact us here today.
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.
Quad A is a non-profit global accreditation organization that standardizes and improves the quality of healthcare patients receive....
May 02, 2023
Diabetes is a condition that makes it difficult to maintain overall good health. Elevated blood...
May 02, 2023
Physical health and mental health are widely understood to be interconnected. Studies show that adults...
March 06, 2023
Dr. Patel meets with Dr. Yuji Okuno, inventor of the GAE procedure. Dr. Patel is...
January 23, 2023