"I would have difficulty sleeping... That's gone."

“I would have difficulty sleeping… That’s gone.”

After a year of pain, difficulty taking the stairs, and trouble sleeping, she found relief after treatment at Modern Vascular. Hear from a patient that had a Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) procedure performed to reduce pain from osteoarthritis. GAE is a minimally-invasive procedure, using only light sedation and a needle puncture. Minimally-invasive procedures can have fewer complications and shorter recovery times. This patient shares the story of visiting Modern Vascular in Houston to have a Genicular Artery Embolization performed. Hear what she has to say: “I was unable to descend the stairs without taking one foot at a time and putting it next to the other for probably a year. I’m now able to do that with no effort whatsoever. I would have difficulty sleeping because it wouldn’t matter if I was on my back, my side, or my tummy, it would still hurt. That’s gone away. ” Watch the testimonial video to hear her full story.

Patient from Modern Vascular in Houston discuss her experience during a Genicular Artery Embolization procedure

“I Am Able to Be A Little More Active Than I was Before”

Watch this patient testimonial from one of our patients at Modern Vascular in Houston discussing her experience with a Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) procedure. After a year of pain, difficulty taking the stairs, and trouble sleeping, she found relief after treatment at Modern Vascular. ” I was unable to descend the stairs without taking one foot at a time and putting it next to the other for probably a year. I’m now able to do that with no effort whatsoever. I would have difficulty sleeping because it wouldn’t matter if I was on my back, my side, or my tummy, it would still hurt. That’s gone away. Something as simple as getting on and off the toilet was a challenge and that’s gone. I’m able to do that. I am able to be a little more active than I was before. I’m going to say that the pain is a good 90% better and I expect it to get better over the next few months. The GAE procedure prep was pretty easy, getting the IV and then going in for the procedure.” We’re grateful for our patients for taking the time to review our facility, physicians team and for trusting us with their care!

Modern Vascular: Company Introduction

Modern Vascular: Company Introduction

Modern Vascular is a national group of affiliated outpatient clinics with a mission to eliminate unnecessary amputations through the early diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease using minimally invasive endovascular procedures.

Modern Vascular’s CEO, Yury Gampel, Dr. Steve Berkowitz, and other individuals from Modern Vascular talk about the mission and philosophy that drives Modern Vascular.

Amputations that are the result of PAD can be prevented with early interventions. Modern Vascular is dedicated to preserving limbs by eliminating unnecessary amputations. Modern techniques and the expertise of the managing physicians and their staff contribute to exceptional results.

Through the embrace of new technologies in the fields of interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular surgery, Modern Vascular is able to do things that weren’t possible not too long ago. It’s even possible to open up the arteries in the feet, all the way down to the toes.

Looking toward the future, Modern Vascular aims to grow through partnerships with hospitals in rural areas. Specialized care like the kind that Modern Vascular provides can be difficult to find in those areas, and Modern Vascular believes in providing access to these procedures to all people that could benefit from them.

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Dr. Anthony Pozun Speaks to Carol Blonder on Networking Arizona

Networking Arizona is a radio program on KFNX 1100AM in Arizona. Carol Blonder is the host, and she speaks to business professionals to promote their businesses. The show airs Monday – Friday from 1PM – 2PM.

Listen to the interview and read more here.

Dr. Anthony Pozun is an interventional cardiologist that has been practicing since 2006. He has been treating hearts, kidneys, and legs. Just recently, however, he decided that he wanted to contribute to an underserved area of medicine. He joined Modern Vascular to help treat peripheral vascular disease and prevent amputations.

As an interventional cardiologist, the link between coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease is very important to him. In the video, Dr. Pozun discusses that many people that have PAD also have underlying heart disease.

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Modern Vascular's Dr. Steve Berkowitz on Networking Arizona

Dr. Berkowitz Networking Arizona Interview

Dr. Steve Berkowitz, CMO of Modern Vascular, sits down with Carol Blonder for the radio program Networking Arizona on 1100 KFNX. Dr. Berkowitz describes how his passion for limb salvage and the treatment of peripheral artery disease led him to join Modern Vascular. The procedures performed at Modern Vascular can get people walking again and postpone, or even prevent, amputation.

Peripheral artery disease is caused by the hardening of the arteries. When that happens in the heart, you can have a heart attack. When it happens in the brain, you can have a stroke. In the lower limbs, it can cause extreme pain, a lack of mobility, and it could lead to amputation. Modern Vascular is dedicated to preventing amputation that is caused by peripheral artery disease. 

It is already difficult for a person to lose a foot or limb, but it can affect people in many additional ways. There is as high as a 50% mortality rate after 1 year if you have had an amputation. That’s why Modern Vascular is so passionate about repairing the blood vessels early on so that we can slow down, or even avoid, that process.

Many people that have PAD are asymptomatic and may not know that they have it. Oftentimes, by the time symptoms do arise there is already significant disease. The first step is to identify risk factors that put you at greater risk for peripheral artery disease so that you can manage them to prevent the disease from progressing. 

Common symptoms of PAD include pain while walking, burning sensations, and as it gets worse the pain may present at night or become constant. When the circulation gets bad you are more likely to ulcers, gangrene, and sores that will not heal

When should you call Modern Vascular? You should consider the risk factors. As people age the likelihood of getting PAD increases. High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking can accelerate the process of the hardening of the arteries. If you have those risk factors and are experiencing any of the symptoms reach out to Modern Vascular to schedule an evaluation.

You can call (844)4PADHELP

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Patient Testimonial Modern Vascular of Houston I feel normal

“It feels like I’m normal!”

This patient came into Modern Vascular in Houston (Richmond, TX) because he felt he wasn’t getting the care he needed for peripheral artery disease. He was examined by Dr. Bhatti and was scheduled to have a minimally invasive endovascular procedure. After his procedure, he was able to walk for much longer distances and felt “normal.” He was really happy with the results he got from Dr. Bhatti and the rest of the team at Modern Vascular.

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Dr. Putnam on Colorado Health Matters

Dr. Samuel Putnam of Modern Vascular Denver was on the FOX31 Denver program “Colorado Health Matters”. He discussed interventional radiology and the types of procedures performed at Modern Vascular of Denver. Modern Vascular of Denver, Colorado has helped many patients treat their Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) using innovative, minimally-invasive outpatient procedures.

Colorado Health Matters spoke to Dr. Putnam, interventional radiologist and managing physician at Modern Vascular to learn what an interventional radiologist is and how they use the latest techniques to treat their patients. An interventional radiologist is a doctor that has an additional 6 – 7 years of training after medical school. During those years they learn minimally-invasive ways to treat conditions using radiology. They use image-guided technology to treat a variety of vascular conditions using microscopic surgical wires and catheters. Interventional radiologists have highly innovative equipment and use it to replace traditional surgical procedures that would be performed in a hospital setting with a longer recovery time and, potentially, higher complication rates.

What Conditions do Interventional Radiologists Treat?

At Modern Vascular, a majority of patients that come in have Peripheral Artery Disease. PAD refers to a buildup of fatty materials in the arteries, resulting in decreased blood flow to the lower extremities. This causes poor circulation to the feet and toes. It is most common among diabetics and smokers but can develop in older patients over time. To treat PAD, a pinhole incision is made in the groin, where microscopic wires are inserted into the arteries to clean out plaque buildup and restore circulation. The average procedure takes about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. The patient is able to go home the same day and is usually able to return to regular activities within 24 hours.

Treatments at Modern Vascular Help Patients Avoid Amputations

Blood flow is really important to a patient’s overall health and can help heal foot wounds and reduce foot pain, especially leg pain that is worse during exercise or while lying down. In extreme cases, patients may eventually need an amputation if their condition isn’t treated. 90% of PAD-related amputations are preventable.

Other conditions treated at Modern Vascular of Denver

The same technology is being used to treat patients with the following conditions:

Interventional endovascular embolization can help patients with either of these conditions. In fact, patients can avoid more invasive surgeries, like knee replacements and hysterectomies, and experience meaningful and lasting relief within days. Patients usually are able to go home on the same day.

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“They made me feel so at ease.”

Watch this patient testimonial from one of our patients at Modern Vascular of Southaven’s Wound Care clinic discussing her experience. We’re grateful for our patients for taking the time to review our facility, physicians team and for trusting us with their care!

Better & Happy Houston Patient Testimonial

“Walking better and happy.”

This patient came into Modern Vascular in Houston (Richmond, TX) because she had peripheral artery disease and could barely walk. She was examined by Dr. Bhatti and was scheduled to have a minimally invasive endovascular procedure performed on her left leg first. She actually required two procedures to place a stent – one in the leg and another in the foot. After those procedures, her leg felt much better. She also had the procedure performed just once on her right leg. Now, she is walking much and better and is generally happier. She had thought that she was doomed and that there was nothing that can be done for her. She was really happy with the results she got from Dr. Bhatti and the rest of the team at Modern Vascular.

Dr. Anthony Pozun on Arizona Midday

Dr. Anthony Pozun Discusses PAD on the 12 News Phoenix Program “Arizona Midday”

Dr. Anthony C. Pozun, D.O., F.A.C.C, is an interventional cardiologist and the managing physician of both Modern Vascular Surprise and Modern Vascular Glendale. He is a cardiologist from Arizona that has spent most of his career working in the greater Phoenix Area. He was a guest on the NBC-Affialated KPNX 12 News Phoenix program called “Arizona Midday“. The program is hosted by Destry Jetton.

On the program, he was interviewed about peripheral artery disease. September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month and Modern Vascular is spending the month spreading awareness about PAD. Dr. Pozun discusses symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for peripheral artery disease.

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Dr. Ryan Jean-Baptiste Interviewed on Inspire. Uplift. Engage. Podcast

Dr. Ryan Jean-Baptiste is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Modern Vascular. He joins Sammy Ashe of The Ashe Academy on the Inspire. Uplift. Engage podcast to talk about his career, his mentors, and to educate about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). September is PAD Awareness Month and The Ashe Academy has joined forces with Modern Vascular to increase awareness of PAD and how it affects communities of color.

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