When you are looking for the highest quality vascular care and treatment, you can count on South Mississippi Surgeons. We have three office locations along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and can offer you proven surgical and non-surgical solutions to your vascular condition. Our team is highly skilled when it comes to providing medical solutions for your vascular issues. Schedule your appointment with us today by contacting us at one of our office locations listed.
We Treat the Following Conditions:
- Aortic aneurysm
- Carotid artery disease
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Renal artery disease
- Mesenteric artery disease
- Peripheral aneurysms
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Venous disease
- Dialysis access management
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease (previously referred to as Peripheral Vascular Disease) is a dangerous hardening of the arteries that affects more than 10 million Americans, most over age 50.
If untreated, Peripheral Arterial Disease (or PAD) can lead to serious artery blockages that result in limb infections, gangrene, and amputation of your leg. You also have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Even though PAD is common, many people don’t realize they have it. Diagnosing and treating PAD now, can help prevent serious problems later.
Could You Have PAD?
If you have at least 3 of the following 4 risk factors, you are at higher risk of PAD.
- Experience leg pain with walking
- Have leg or foot sores that will not heal
If you have several of the high risk factors, you may you qualify for a PAD screening appointment with a Vascular Specialist at South Mississippi Surgeons. The simple, non-invasive PAD test takes just a few minutes, and is covered by most insurance plans. If you’d like to request a PAD Screening, please click the button below.
The most common screening tool is a simple, non-invasive test called the ankle-brachial index (ABI). The ankle-brachial index compares blood pressure in your ankles and in your arms. This measurement shows how well blood is flowing to your legs and can indicate a narrowing or blockage of blood vessels.
If detected early PAD can often be managed with life-style changes and medications, instead of surgery.
In other cases, endovascular therapy or vascular surgery may be recommended. Angioplasty, stenting, or bypass surgery may be performed by a vascular surgeon.
The vascular surgeons of South Mississippi Surgeons want you to know that finding and treating this disease early can help keep your legs healthy and save your life.