Why Modern Vascular?
Modern Vascular specializes in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The procedures at Modern Vascular are minimally invasive, using only light sedation and a needle puncture, in an outpatient setting. After the procedure, the puncture site is sealed with a closure device and patients can go home within an hour, often with a pair of compression stockings to help with swelling. Typically, patients report an increase in the feeling in the foot right after the procedure and are back to normal activities within 24 – 48 hours.
The Modern Vascular Difference
The procedure just uses light sedation and a needle puncture. Patients go home the same day.
Revascularization of the full pedal loop
Other clinics may claim to do this but actually stop at the ankle.
Shorter Recovery Time
Patients that have the procedure typically recover in a few days, and there are no overnight stays.
When compared to surgery, the rate of complications of interventional radiology is consistently lower.
Lower Cost to Patient
Lowers costs because we are an outpatient facility that specialized in IR procedures.
We work with insurance companies to make sure that our patients procedures are covered.
Request Info or Referral Pads
Every patient will be thoroughly examined and their treatment will be customized to
fit their individual needs.
This is the typical journey of a patient when they have been referred to Modern Vascular:
Treating Patients Together
It is important for us to include the referring physicians involved in the patient’s journey. We both want to do whatever it takes to produce the best outcomes for our patients.
Your referral is the start of a relationship that is focused on improving the health of a patient that is suffering from peripheral artery disease. We want to make it as easy as possible for doctors to refer their patients to us. We look forward to working with you.
Referring Physician Testimonials
“New Mexico Foot and Ankle Institute has been extremely happy to have Modern Vascular as a partner for our patients' care. We have seen a number of our patients whose legs were saved from possible amputation due to intervention by Modern Vascular. Their responsiveness and appropriate treatment of severe PAD is saving limbs and lives in our community.”
Dr. Jonathan Williamson, DPM
New Mexico Foot &
“Fantastic clinic to save feet and legs from the ravages of PAD.”
Dr. Timothy Callaghan, MD
“Modern Vascular is very reliable and accommodative to our patients.”
Dr. Raul Hidalgo, DPM
Texas Foot & Ankle Care
“Modern Vascular is an important partner in caring for our chronic pain patients.”
Jacqueline Carbone, ACNP/CNS, MSN, BSN, RN
Center for Spine and Orthopedics
Frequently Asked Questions
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How does Modern Vascular differentiate from other vascular and arterial clinics in the area?
Many physicians are able to evaluate peripheral artery disease (PAD), however not all physicians are able to offer advanced PAD treatment options. Modern Vascular specializes only in PAD of the lower leg including revascularization of the pedal loop, and by doing so can provide that most aggressive, state of the art diagnosis and treatment options available in the industry.
Modern Vascular is happy to provide a 2nd opinion to ensure that patients and providers can make the best decision about their pathway of vascular care.
Will Modern Vascular perform procedures that I would perform in my office?
Procedure performed at MV include non invasive ultrasound testing and endovascular treatment options. Our ultrasound tests are administered by registered vascular sonographers trained exclusively for PAD in the lower extremities. Endovascular treatment options including percutaneous transluminal angioplasty - PTA (balloon angioplasty), atherectomy and endovascular stenting.
How does Modern Vascular complement my patient care?
Endovascular techniques and treatment options like angioplasty, stenting, and atherectomy has led to revascularization of a wider range of patients to relieve intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia in patients with lower-extremity peripheral artery disease is now firmly established as an alternative to surgical revascularization. Increase blood flow restoration can aid in wound healing treatment plans and relieve pain associated with some types of neuropathy of the foot.
What insurance plans do your accept?
Modern Vascular offices participate in most major insurance plans including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, and State Medicare/Medicaid. Regional plans vary from state to state. While Modern Vascular is in network with many insurance plans there are some that are in process and/or pending. Modern Vascular staff will work to obtain authorization for PCP approval and will fight for coverage if we are not in network with the patient’s insurance provider. Modern Vascular providers will also participate in peer-to-peer conversation as our insurance specialists will work to obtain authorization.
Modern Vascular has great relationships with many insurers and can often gain out of network approval if allowed to work on the patient’s behalf due to the complexity of our treatments we offer.
Does Modern Vascular require overnight patient stays?
Modern Vascular is an outpatient lab in which all patients have their procedures preformed in an office setting and then are discharged to their homes usually 2-3 hours after their procedures.
Do you provide transportation assistance?
In some cases, established patients with Modern Vascular are able to obtain assistance with transportation needs. Often, patients insurance plans also provide transportation options for appointments. Modern Vascular staff will work with patients and their families to provide local resource information to ensure patients are able to get to their appointments and return home.
What do you consider a long term successful patient outcome?
Answer coming soon.
How do you determine if a patient needs a procedure?
Decisions about whether to revascularize and how to revascularize patients with PAD depend on a number of factors, including patient-specific characteristics, anatomic location, severity of symptoms, need for possible repeat revascularization in the future, and patient and physician preferences. Every MV patient is assessed for PAD through physical exam and patient history review. Non-invasive ultrasound testing/dopplers are obtained when indicated and based on these findings a patient would then be scheduled for procedure if appropriate.
What percentage of referrals have the procedure?
The number of referrals that have the procedure ranges from 40% - 60% of total patients seen per month.
How will I be updated on my patients outcomes or complications?
Upon receipt of referral a notification will be faxed to your office and the MV staff will begin insurance verification and patient scheduling practices. Once the patient is scheduled, you will receive another notification of the date of the appointment date and time. Consultation notes will be sent after the patient is seen by our provider with the findings and plan of treatment. After the procedure you will receive notification of the treatment preformed and post procedure outcomes.
Can I meet your doctor and observe a procedure?
Modern Vascular physicians and staff members welcome you to observe our clinic and procedure process. The clinical team would be happy to schedule a time for you to come into our facilities.
How do I get started referring to Modern Vascular?
The Modern Vascular staff will need a referral indicating that there is a need for PAD evaluation, as well as last office notes, patient insurance information and patient demographics.
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