St. Louis Vascular Surgery

St. Louis, Missouri Vascular Surgery

Over 300,000 people are living in St. Louis. In Missouri, 13.2% of the adult population has diabetes.1 Diabetes is one of the main risk factors of peripheral artery disease, commonly referred to as PAD. PAD complications can lead to amputation or even death.2 Modern Vascular St. Louis offers vascular surgery and minimally invasive endovascular procedures in an outpatient setting, allowing for PAD treatment without admission into a hospital.

Best Vascular Surgeon in St. Louis

Dr. Wande Pratt is a vascular surgeon and the managing physician of Modern Vascular St. Louis. Dr. Pratt has more than 30 publications and book chapters that have undergone peer-review. He has also done many presentations both nationally and internationally. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Pratt can perform open operations. However, most of the procedures that he performs are minimally invasive endovascular procedures.

Vascular Surgeon with Patient
Dr. Wande Pratt, Vascular Surgeon, with a patient.

Get Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

Over 8 million Americans have peripheral artery disease and only about 40% show symptoms.3 Risk factors include diabetes, smoking, neuropathy, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, and age. The arteries that provide blood to the legs and feet can get restricted or blocked. That prevents them from receiving an adequate amount of the oxygen and nutrients that the blood carries. The limited blood flow can lead to wounds that do not heal, infection or gangrene, and even amputation in some cases. It is a good idea to treat PAD to prevent these complications.

Vascular Surgery for Peripheral Artery Disease

Vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists have the training necessary to perform procedures that treat Peripheral Artery Disease. Interventional radiologists perform minimally invasive image-guided procedures. Vascular surgeons can perform both open and minimally invasive endovascular procedures.

Leg pain, weakness, numbness, non-healing wounds, skin discoloration, and slower hair growth are all PAD symptoms. Speak to your doctor if you have the symptoms. A buildup of plaque in the arteries that limits blood flow is what causes PAD. Vascular surgeons restore blood flow by bypassing the blocked section or clearing the blockage using minimally invasive techniques.

Modern Vascular of St. Louis

Modern Vascular St. Louis began accepting patients at the end of the summer of 2021. The location of the clinic is in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Dr. Wande Pratt serves as the managing physician of Modern Vascular St. Louis. This clinic is currently scheduling new patients.

Modern Vascular St. Louis
641 N. New Ballas Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
    Sources

  1. The Burden of Diabetes in Missouri. (2016). American Diabetes Association, 1. http://main.diabetes.org/dorg/PDFs/Advocacy/burden-of-diabetes/missouri.pdf
  2. Barnes, J. A., Eid, M. A., Creager, M. A., & Goodney, P. P. (2020). Epidemiology and Risk of Amputation in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus and Peripheral Artery Disease. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 40(8), 1808–1817. https://doi.org/10.1161/atvbaha.120.314595
  3. Virani, S. S., Alonso, A., Benjamin, E. J., Bittencourt, M. S., Callaway, C. W., Carson, A. P., Chamberlain, A. M., Chang, A. R., Cheng, S., Delling, F. N., Djousse, L., Elkind, M. S., Ferguson, J. F., Fornage, M., Khan, S. S., Kissela, B. M., Knutson, K. L., Kwan, T. W., Lackland, D. T., . . . Tsao, C. W. (2020). Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2020 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation, 141(9). https://doi.org/10.1161/cir.0000000000000757