172014Apr

Leg Stent Surgery Can Help Prevent The 75,000 Yearly Leg Amputations

Leg Stent Surgery Can Help Prevent The 75,000 Yearly Leg Amputations
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Leg stent surgery performed by Tampa Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Ken Wright, improves leg circulation to restore your leg back to health and prevent potential limb loss.

When plaque (calcium, cholesterol and fibrous tissue) builds up in the arteries in the legs, blood circulation becomes restricted, putting you at risk of developing skin ulcers and gangrene that can eventually require toe, foot or leg amputation.

A minimally-invasive leg stent surgery can open the blocked arteries to allow the blood to flow more freely down to the feet and toes, restoring healthy blood circulation.

“Hello, I’m Dr. Ken Wright. I’m one of the Board Certified Vascular Surgeons here at The Vein & Vascular Institute.

I’d like to take a moment today to talk about something that I am personally very passionate about…limb salvage.

Annually, about 75,000 people have their legs amputated. Of that about 50% don’t even have any type of diagnostic procedure done prior to amputation. To put that in perspective, you can fill Raymond James stadium, and that’s about how many people have amputations on an annual basis.

Here at The Vein & Vascular Institute, we’re striving to change those numbers. If you have cramping, pain when you walk, if you have sores or wounds that won’t heal, if you’re a diabetic, if you’re a smoker. If any of these things are true about you, and you’re having symptoms, please come see us.

We can easily screen you with ultrasound studies that are done here in our office, and we’re able also to do procedures here in our office as well to prevent you from losing your limbs.”

Procedure to restore blood flow

75,000 people, annually, are having their legs amputated because of poor blood circulation to their legs and feet.

When the arteries in the lower leg start narrowing due to plaque build-up, blood can no longer flow freely through those arteries, and circulation to your legs becomes drastically restricted.

Restricted blood circulation to your legs and feet can cause leg cramps, pain in your legs while walking, and can eventually lead to sores or wounds that don’t heal. Restricted blood circulation can also cause leg ulcers, and can lead to gangrene that would require leg amputation.

Here at The Vein & Vascular Institute Tampa Bay we can quickly and easily diagnose and treat you, using the latest surgical techniques, to restore healthy blood flow to your legs and feet.

Early diagnosis and treatment, as well as a team of experienced Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, can bring your legs back to health, saving you from leg amputation.

To schedule a vascular screening or leg stent surgery with the Board Certified Vascular Surgeons at The Vein & Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay, give us a call today at (813) 377-2773 because blocked arteries will only get worse with time, putting your legs and life at risk.

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