Testimonial from Diabetic Patient George and His Wife

Testimonial from Diabetic Patient George and His Wife

Carol had nothing but great things to say about her experience taking her husband George to get treated at Modern Vascular in Denver, CO. George has had issues with his legs for years. His doctor said that it was likely a vascular issue. He was referred to Modern Vascular. Listen to what they have to say about their experience.

Carol took her husband George to Modern Vascular. She accompanied him when he had his first procedure done. George said that it was like a night and day difference.

The tingling, burning, discomfort, and leg heaviness were all gone. Also, the color of his foot returned to normal. It has always been red and blue but has since cleared up.

George has been living with diabetes for thirty years. They thought that the neuropathy was just something that he would need to learn to live with.

They had never heard of the procedure before. They were informed that it is a fairly new procedure. George was happy that he felt no pain after the surgery and was able to walk a mile the next day.

What to Expect the Day of Your Procedure - Dr. Leschak

What to Expect the Day of Your Procedure – Dr. Leschak

  • Patients are seen in a direct consultation before the day of their procedure.
  • 30 minutes before their procedure, patients see our nursing staff for a full assessment to ensure that the patient is clinically stable.
  • The doctor sees that patient, briefly answers any questions that they may have.
  • The patient is brought to the procedure room.
  • The procedure typically take about one to three hours.
  • The procedure is done under light sedation because it is generally not very painful.
  • After the procedure is complete, the patient recovers for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Following the procedure, the patient is instructed on a follow-up and anything that could happen post-procedure.
  • The patient is then discharged with follow-up instructions.

If you would like to know more about Modern Vascular, please read Frequently Asked Questions about Modern Vascular.

What to Expect at your Modern Vascular Consultation

What to Expect at your Modern Vascular Consultation

Dr. Stephen Leschak, Managing Physician at Modern Vascular in Southaven, MS explains what you can expect at your consultation with Modern Vascular.

  • We try to accommodate to your schedule to see you at a time that is convenient to you.
  • The consultation typically takes around 45 minutes.
  • A thorough evaluation of the issues will be done by a vascular practitioner.
  • We’ll establish a diagnosis and determine what they symptoms could be related to.
What we do at Modern Vascular - Dr. Leschak

What we do at Modern Vascular – Dr. Leschak

Dr. Leschak is the managing physician in Modern Vascular in Southaven, MS. His focus is on minimally invasive therapies and 20 years of training with fellowships from both University of Pittsburgh and Duke University in both Interventional Radiology and Abdominal Imaging.

Peripheral Vascular Disease causes symptoms that range from pain while walking, cramps, rest pain, and in severe cases ulcerations that could potentially lead to limb loss.
At Modern Vascular, the physicians treat the most complex patients – those with critical limb ischemia and the potential for limb loss.

Patient Testimonial: Kenneth's Experience with Modern Vascular in San Antonio

Patient Testimonial: Kenneth’s Experience with Modern Vascular in San Antonio

Kenneth shares how is able to walk now without having to rest multiples times and how warmth has returned to his feet. He is happy with the result after he decided to go to Modern Vascular to receive treatment.

Why get Comprehensively Evaluated for PAD?

Why get Comprehensively Evaluated for PAD?

Janis B. has been a teach for 39 years. She has had tests done on her nerves and had diabetic screening, yet she still had numbness that spread from her toes to her feet to her legs. She shares her story and why she went to Modern Vascular of Mesa, AZ to get screened for Peripheral Artery Disease.

Peripheral Artery Disease throws Detroit Tiger Great, John Hiller, a Curveball

Peripheral Artery Disease throws Detroit Tiger Great, John Hiller, a Curveball

John Hiller, former relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, suffered the symptoms of peripheral artery disease for over 20 years. He feared that he could lose his leg because of the same disease that almost ended his baseball career. Dr. Scott Brannan of Modern Vascular used a technology called Lumivascular Atherectomy that allows for plaque to be removed from the artery without causing any damage. 

Setting up Zoom Telehealth Consultations

Setting up Zoom Telehealth Consultations

Telehealth allows you to get care from your doctor without an in-person visit. Typically, it is done by using a smartphone or computer. It can be done as a voice call, video call, email, text messages, or remote monitoring.

It is common for doctors to provide telehealth consultations using Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing web application that allows for video chat, cloud phone services, text-based chat, and more. It allows for conferences or private conversations. To use Zoom for a telehealth consultation follow these steps:

  1. Download the Zoom app through Apple’s App Store or Google Play
  2. After Zoom has been installed on your mobile device sign in or create an account if you do not already have one.
  3. Go to your email and tap on the link included in the invitation.
  4. Join the meeting and enter your name.
  5. Allow access to your microphone and camera.
    This will allow the physician to see and hear you during the meeting.

Modern Vascular is now offering telehealth consultations using Zoom. Please follow the steps that have been outlined here for your Zoom consultation with Modern Vascular.

Modern Vascular Introducing Telehealth

Modern Vascular Introducing Telehealth

Modern Vascular patients have urgent health issues that can’t be put on hold. Our telehealth option is a lifesaver for patients, who may have Covid concerns but need an immediate diagnosis. Same-day appointments are available in many cases.

If your consultation indicates out-patient treatment is needed, here are a couple of things that should put your mind at ease:

  • During the current pandemic crisis, we will bring you into the office for a procedure only if it cannot be delayed without serious risk to your health.
  • Unlike hospitals, our clinics do not treat patients with infectious diseases, making them much more safe.
  • Our staff and visitors are tested daily for Coronavirus symptoms.
  • Our waiting room, exam rooms and procedure rooms are completely sanitized between patients.
  • Our appointments are covered by most insurance including Medicare.
Modern Vascular Now Offering Telehealth Options

Modern Vascular Now Offering Telehealth Options

Our patients come to us because they have urgent health issues that cannot be put on hold. We have added a telehealth consultation option to allow us to assess your condition and level of medical urgency through remote, online consultation. This option is a lifesaver for patients, who need an immediate diagnosis but have coronavirus travel concerns. In many cases, same-day appointments are available.

If your consultation indicates out-patient treatment is needed, here are a couple of things that should put your mind at ease.

• During the current pandemic crisis, we will bring you into the office for a procedure only if it cannot be delayed without serious risk to your health.
• Our offices are safe. Unlike a hospital, we do not treat patients with infectious diseases. Our staff and visitors are tested daily for Coronavirus symptoms. Our waiting room, exam rooms and procedure rooms are completely sanitized between patients.
• Our appointments are covered by most insurance including Medicare.

What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is the narrowing of peripheral arteries due to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is when plaque builds up on arterial walls. This decreases blood flow to legs, feet, and toes. Left untreated, PAD complications include critical limb ischemia, gangrene, and amputation.

Risk factors that greatly increase the likelihood of developing Peripheral Artery Disease are:

  • Increasing age
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

Do I Have Peripheral Artery Disease?

Diabetes could potentially lead to neuropathy, which could potentially lead to below the knee amputation. Many people with peripheral neuropathy or diabetes don’t know about PAD. This means that they can often miss or confuse the signs, such as:

  • Numbness in the legs
  • Painful cramping in the leg after walking on an incline or climbing stairs
  • Weakness in legs
  • Discoloration of the legs
  • Sores on legs and feet that don’t heal

Left untreated, PAD could result in:

  • The development of foot ulcers
  • Non-healing sores
  • Areas of nerve damage that eventually become dead tissue due to restricted blood flow
    This stage of PAD could lead to a below-the-knee amputation.

When Should I Get an Evaluation for Peripheral Artery Disease?

If you have any of these signs of PAD, or know someone that is, please schedule a consultation with Modern Vascular. If you do not have these symptoms but are:

  • Over 65
  • Over 50 with a history of diabetes or smoking
  • Under 50 with diabetes and other risk factors, such as:
    • Obesity
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol

You should consider getting a comprehensive evaluation for peripheral artery disease regularly. Prevention is always the best medicine and it can save your toes, feet, legs, and life. Please don’t ignore PAD – get a comprehensive evaluation regularly.

We are Peripheral Artery Disease Specialists

Modern Vascular facilities are a group of affiliated outpatient clinics that specializes in minimally invasive endovascular procedures to treat Peripheral Artery Disease. Our mission is to advance regular comprehensive evaluation, early diagnosis, and successful treatment of PAD.

Our leading physicians, techniques, equipment, facilities, staff, and focused specialization make us the best and most experienced option to treat you if you are experiencing the symptoms of PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease now or are high risk to experience them in the future.

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