Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Treatment


Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a circulatory problem where the narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. A common symptom of PAD is leg pain when walking, which means that the legs are not receiving enough blood flow to keep up with what they need.

Diagnosing PAD

The doctor will perform one or more of the following exams to diagnose PAD.

  • Physical exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood tests
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Angiography

Treatment options for PAD

Doctors advise that patients with PAD quit tobacco use, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. Treatment options include

  • Bypass surgery
  • Endovascular repair including angioplasty, atherectomy, and stenting

Our doctors create an individualized plan for each patient to move forward with the best treatment option.

About endovascular repair

Angioplasty with or without stenting

This process uses a balloon-tipped catheter to open a blocked blood vessel and improve blood flow. Medical imaging is used to guide the catheter to the blockage, and the balloon is inflated to open the vessel and improve blood flow. This process may be done with or without a metal mesh tube called a stent. A small, mesh-like tube that can support the artery to keep it open. The doctor will insert a catheter into the patient’s arm or leg to deliver the stent to the narrow area in the artery.


This procedure cuts plaque from the wall of the artery and serves as a minimally invasive endovascular surgery and an alternative to angioplasty and stenting.

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