Imaging & Interventional Specialists - YOUR DIABETIC VASCULAR DISEASE SOLUTION
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are experienced and successful in dealing with consequences of diabetic vascular disease including swelling, nonhealing ulcers or sores and burning sensations. Our board-certified vascular physicians offer in office diagnostic testing and will customize a treatment plan for your cdiabetic vascular disease. Our medical team will focus on treating your diabetic vascular disease to eliminate or minimize ulcers or sores, swelling and unusual sensations
WHAT IS DIABETIC VASCULAR DISEASE?
High blood sugar level due to diabetes can damage blood vessels and nerves. Vessels can become narrower and atherosclerosis can develop. Diabetic arterial disease usually affects the small arteries (including those leading to the eyes, kidneys, fingers, feet and toes ) causing nerve and circulation problems.
WHAT CAUSES DIABETIC VASCULAR DISEASE?
Factors that increase your risk for diabetic vascular disease include how long you have had diabetes, how well your diabetes is controlled, whether you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, how much you exercise, your diet, whether you are overweight, and if you are a smoker.
HOW DO IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS FIND OUT WHETHER YOU HAVE DIABETIC VASCULAR DISEASE?
The Imaging & Interventional Specialist team has in office diagnostic technologies to help identify whether you have diabetic vascular disease and how severe it is. Besides our careful history and physical exam, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists may obtain laboratory studies,ultrasound studies, blood pressure measurements (ankle-brachial index), tissue oxygenation levels, angiography or other advanced imaging (for example Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to aid with accurate diagnoses and help develop your treatment plan, as needed.
WHAT ADVANCED “PINHOLE” PROCEDURES DOES IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS OFFER FOR DIABETIC VASCULAR DISEASE?
For peripheral arterial disease (PAD) Imaging & Interventional Specialists will determine if minimally invasive vascular interventional radiology (VIR) procedures can address your situation or whether lifestyle changes, treatment of coexisting conditions, or surgery is a better option. Lifestyle changes include managing your diabetes better and quitting smoking. Aggressive treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol is important. Medicines that improve blood flow and relax the blood vessels may also be of benefit.
For diabetic vascular disease Imaging & Interventional Specialist MDs may use diagnostic arterial ultrasound, ankle/brachial index blood pressure measurement and tissue oxygenation measurements before using “pinhole” procedures such as:
Angiography (taking pictures of your arteries to diagnose where there are problems)
Angioplasty (introducing a small balloon to open up areas that are closed due to plaque)
Stent placement (placing a cylindrical brace to hold your artery open)
Atherectomy (introducing a tiny instrument that will crear some of the plaque on the inside of your disease artery)
IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS “PINHOLE” PROCEDURES: FAST RECOVERY, LESS RISK, LESS PAIN, COMFORTABLE SETTING
Our experienced board-certified specialists successfully perform “pinhole” procedures every day offering this region leading, state-of-the-art solutions to peripheral arterial disease.. Our minimally invasive image guided procedures are cutting edge technology without the cutting, without the scalpel. Often you may leave with a Band-Aid!
§ Procedures are usually done in a comfortable outpatient setting with familiar friendly staff
§ Pinhole procedures offer fast recovery, less risk, and less pain
WHY IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS?
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are leaders in interventional radiology and experts in the minimally invasive procedures that will cure or minimize your diabetic vascular disease
Using state-of-the-art equipment, our experienced board-certified specialists are focused on your best outcome.
It is important to determine whether you have diabetic vascular disease since this can progress to nonhealing ulcers, and the need for amputation. At Imaging & Interventional Specialists board certified physicians offer in-house testing to determine the cause and develop an individualized treatment program for your diabetic vascular disease.