Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a progressive vascular condition that commonly occurs in the legs, though it can develop in the arms as well. It occurs when plaque buildup narrows the arteries that carry blood away from the heart and to the extremities. This buildup of fat and cholesterol reduces blood flow to the extremities and leads to several complications and symptoms. Some common symptoms of PAD include:
- Leg muscle cramps during exercise
- Leg pain after exercise
- Weakness or numbness in the legs
- Wounds and sores on the feet, ankles or legs
- Skin discoloration
- A slower pulse in the feet or legs
While PAD is not curable, it is treatable. Early detection is the key to effectively managing and treating this disease. PAD can cause many serious complications if left untreated, including pain, wounds and, occasionally, gangrene.
A Leading Varicose Vein Treatment Center in North Mesa, Arizona
Patients with PAD deserve to work with an experienced team of medical experts that will help them diagnose PAD early and choose the treatment methods that are best for their circumstances. At Modern Vascular, our board-certified surgeons, radiologists, and cardiologists combine advanced technology and leading endovascular treatment methods to diagnose and treat PAD. We offer patients a variety of services, including several minimally invasive outpatient treatments that allow them to return to their homes on the same day.
The Modern Vascular clinic located on the north side of Mesa, Arizona is working tirelessly to reduce the effects of peripheral artery disease in the greater Phoenix area. This is one of our four clinics located near Phoenix that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease. Patients in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, and Paradise Valley come to this clinic because they want to get evaluated by vascular specialists. Some of those patients visit our other clinic on the east side of Mesa, Arizona. There is also another clinic in Tucson that serves the southern part of Arizona. Endovascular therapies and procedures our physicians specialize in include:
- PAD testing, including angiograms
- Nurse-guided walking programs
- Stent placement
- Peripheral artery bypass
Meet Our Peripheral Artery Disease Doctors
Dr. Scott Brannan is the Chief of Endovascular Surgery at Modern Vascular and the managing physician at the east and north Mesa, Arizona clinics. He is recognized as an expert on interventional radiology on a national level and has performed over 3,000 distal lower extremity arterial reconstructions for limb salvage. He also serves as the brand ambassador for the company and leads clinical innovation. Peripheral artery disease is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, which is when plaque builds on the artery walls and limits blood flow. Reduced blood flow to the legs and feet has many consequences, the worst of which is amputation. We urge you to watch this video where Dr. Brannan explains why it is important to get screened for peripheral artery disease.
Request an Evaluation With Dr. Brannan Today
At Modern Vascular, our goal is to offer an individualized outpatient care experience and eliminate lower leg and foot pain and amputation. It is our mission to send you home in better health and spirits with the help of our minimally invasive endovascular treatments and procedures. You can rely on our friendly, compassionate team of medical experts to provide world-class care and an outstanding patient experience.
If you are concerned you might be at risk for peripheral artery disease or would like to explore your treatment options, schedule a comprehensive evaluation online or call (480) 223-1333 to speak with a team member today. Otherwise, please contact your primary care physician to request a referral.