Diabetes mellitus (also known as type 2 diabetes) affects the body’s ability to absorb glucose, which is a form of sugar and energy.
Too much glucose in the blood damages the linings of the arteries and can cause atherosclerosis (peripheral arterial disease) in which plaque builds up on the arterial walls. This plaque build-up causes blockage within the arteries.
Arterial blockage in the legs can cause poor blood circulation, resulting in symptoms such as:
– chronic leg pain
– leg and foot sores that do not heal
– gangrene that would require leg amputation
At The Vein and Vascular Institute, our board certified vascular surgeons use the latest cutting-edge endovascular surgery methods such as the ROTAPRO™ Atherectomy System, angioplasty, and stenting to open up blocked arteries, helping to save patients’ limbs and lives.
To learn more about how early diagnosis and treatment of arterial blockage (peripheral artery disease) using the most advanced, minimally-invasive treatments, can save you from leg amputation, visit:
New Treatments For PAD in Tampa
At The Vein and Vascular Institute our board certified vascular surgeons treat vein and vascular disorders on an outpatient basis using the most advanced, minimally-invasive endovascular surgery techniques available anywhere in the world.
To schedule a vascular consultation with one of our board certified vascular surgeons, give us a call today at (813) 377-2773.