What to Expect the Day of Your Procedure?
Peripheral Artery Disease is the narrowing of peripheral arteries due to atherosclerosis (plaque buildup on arterial walls) decreasing blood flow to legs, feet, and toes. Left untreated, PAD complications include critical limb ischemia, gangrene, and amputation.
Once the procedure is scheduled we expect the patient to arrive approximately an hour prior to the time of the procedure.
First the patient gets registered, then the patient changes into a gown and placed on a gurney. A nurse makes sure that the on that particular day the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. The doctor will explain to the patient in detail about the disease, the management, the procedure, what to expect, what potential complications may happen.
We will answer all the questions that the companion and the patient may have. Typically the procedures take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. On discharge we would make an appointment for a follow-up visit in 1 to 4 weeks.
Following the procedure we are completely available 24/7 for all your questions or concerns.