Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease is a problem involving the blood vessels of your extremities; and just like the coronary arteries located in your heart, the legs are susceptible to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fat and cholesterol deposits inside the vessel wall causing blockages that decrease blood flow. Ischemia occurs when you are not getting enough blood flow to your body’s tissue. This can lead to a multitude of problems; therefore lifestyle modifications are crucial to prevention. Several risk factors can lead to the development of atherosclerosis and PAD including; Smoking, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle or family history. Pain in the lower extremity felt with walking a short distance is the classic symptom of PAD.
Here at Sonoran Vein and Endovascular we offer both invasive and non-invasive diagnostic testing of PAD in our comprehensive facility. Dr. Nye is board-certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery, specializing in minimally invasive surgery utilizing endovascular technique for both diagnosis and treatment of PAD.
No matter what your vascular concerns may be, here at Sonoran Vein and Endovascular we can ensure you that you are being provided with the best possible care and being treated by one of the top vascular surgeons in Phoenix. Whether you are experiencing pain that is concerning you, or have already received a diagnosis and are now looking for the best treatment options, we are here for you. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your initial consultation, please feel free to contact any of our four locations across Arizona and New Mexico.