Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)affects more than 10 million men and women in the United States, is associated with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), the risk of stroke and other serious complications. The specialists at Vascular Associates of South Alabama have extensive experience diagnosing and treating peripheral artery disease in patients in Mobile and Baldwin Counties and the surrounding areas in South Alabama. Our Physicians are highly skilled in tailoring minimally-invasive procedures and/or appropriate surgical techniques to treat Peripheral Artery Disease, guaranteeing each patient indiviualized treatment. Our on-site, state-of-the-art lab and outpatient treatment facility in Mobile, AL ensures each patient receives customized care based on their specific medical needs for optimal outcomes.
How is PAD diagnosed?
PAD diagnosis begins with a review of the patient’s symptoms and medical history. The physician will perform a physical examination, including assessing the patient’s pulse, skin temperature, and other factors that can be indicative of arterial disease. Then, they will perform a vascular ultrasound to evaluate the arteries and the circulation in the affected area to develop an indiviualized treatment plan for each patient's specific needs and/or anatomy.
The ultrasound test is noninvasive and uses a handheld device passed over the surface of the skin to obtain video images of the vessels. Vascular ultrasound is used both for diagnosing PAD and for helping to manage the condition. Our state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Mobile, AL makes vascular ultrasounds easy and convenient for our patients across Mobile and Baldwin Counties and surrounding areas.
How does Vascular Associates of South Alabama treat PAD?
Each patient is different, so the first step is making an appointment with one of our physicians at Vascular Associates of South Alabama. In most cases, PAD is managed with medication combined with lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet and being more physically active. In more severe cases, revascularization with minimally invasive techniques or surgical bypass of the arterial occlusion may be warranted. You and your physician will work together to determine the best course of treatment for your unique needs.
We welcome the opportunity to treat new patients in South Alabama and surrounding areas. For your convenience, our practice accepts most major medical insurance plans.