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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Treatment for PAD begins with making lifestyle changes and taking medications that slow down the progression of atherosclerosis.

If the blockage is moderate or severe, Dr. Patel recommends one of the following minimally invasive procedures to remove the plaque:

Balloon angioplasty and stenting

To perform balloon angioplasty, Dr. Patel makes a small cut in a blood vessel, inserts a catheter, and then uses real-time imaging to guide the catheter to the site of the blockage.

After positioning the catheter in the narrowed area, Dr. Patel inflates a balloon. The balloon pushes the plaque back against the artery wall and restores blood flow.

In some cases, he also implants a mesh stent in the newly opened area. The stent holds the artery open and helps prevent plaque from building up again.


If the plaque is too hard for a balloon angioplasty, Dr. Patel performs an atherectomy. For this procedure, he uses a catheter that’s equipped with a device that shaves the plaque or a laser that dissolves the blockage. If you have leg pain or you would like to prevent PAD, call Premier Vascular or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.

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