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Founded in 1975, Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) has now become one of the largest single specialty vascular groups in the nation. Our team of physicians, staff, and administrators all work together to ensure that we provide the best vascular care for every patient, every day. We are committed to educating the community about vascular diseases, their causes, symptoms, and treatments that are available to you. Each week we will have a new video available so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest in vascular health.
Dr. Macris introduces the new PVA Channel and talks Peripheral Artery Disease
What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)?
Peripheral artery disease refers to blockages of the arteries in the legs. Plaque buildup in these arteries blocks blood flow and causes leg pain and circulatory problems throughout the lower extremities. For those with diabetes and PAD, leg pain, circulatory problems, and wounds in the feet are troublesome factors because they increase the risk for limb loss or amputation.
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Dr. Stein explains "What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)?"
Peripheral Vascular Associates, vascular surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey J. Stein discusses “What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)?”
Some of the most common symptoms are pain in the muscle of your legs when walking, pain in toes at night that wakes you up, or sores and ulcerations on your feet. Pain from PAD is usually described as cramping or sharp pain in your muscles instead of bone or joints.
Risk factors for Peripheral artery disease (PAD) include smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, history of heart disease and are over 50 years of age.
Dr. Matos talks diagnosing peripheral artery disease (PAD) and ankle-brachial index (ABI) test
Peripheral Vascular Associates, vascular surgeon, Dr. Jesus Matos talks about how peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is diagnosed and PAD testing.
The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test to compare the blood pressure in your ankle and your arm, which are normally the same. If the blood pressure in your ankle is significantly lower, that could be a sign of narrowing leg arteries.
Dr. Bietz discusses treatments for Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common problem in Central and South Texas. Leg pain is typically one of the first signs or symptoms of PAD.Lifestyle modifications is one of the first treatment options to use for PAD. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, and not smoking are some of the first steps to treating PAD.
Whatever treatment option is needed for PAD, the surgeons at Peripheral Vascular Associates will be with you every step of the way.
Dr. Peck discusses early vascular disease detection
Early detection of vascular diseases and conditions can help prevent more severe diseases in the future. Getting your circulation checked regularly is one of the first steps to identify vascular disease in the early stages.South Texas and the San Antonio area are at a higher risk for vascular disease due to the high rate of diabetes. Peripheral Vascular Associates is here to help and can coordinate with your diabetes doctor, foot specialist and more to get the best out come for you and your vascular health.
Dr. Jeffrey Martinez discusses diseases of the veins
Venous insufficiency is a condition associated with the inability of the venous system to adequately return blood from the legs back to the heart and lungs.Several physicians in PVA have dedicated their interests in the treatment of venous disease by establishing two free-standing vein treatment centers known as the Veintec Varicose Vein Clinics.
Dr. Thomas Beadle discusses how venous disease is diagnosed
From a painless physician examination and the use of an ultrasound, diagnosing diseases of the veins is the first step in getting you back to your normal activities without pain or discomfort.
Dr. Lois Fiala discusses treatment options for vein disease.
PVA vascular surgeon, Dr. Lois Fiala, shares information on the different treatment options available for vein disease to include the use of compression stocking and the importance of elevating your legs. Options nowadays are conducted in the physician office.
Dr. Boulos Toursarkissian discusses why we are the experts in disease of the veins and arteries.
PVA vascular surgeon, Dr. Boulos Toursarkissan, talks about the expert care and seamless collaboration our physicians and staff provide when it comes to disease of the arteries and veins.