Quality & Outcomes: Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
Limb–Saving Endovascular Procedures for Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
Penn vascular surgeons perform more than 500 procedures each year to treat peripheral arterial occlusive disease, including minimally invasive percutaneous interventions and limb-saving open conventional bypass surgery.
Approximately 30 percent of patients with peripheral arterial disease are referred to Penn by other specialists; these patients require limb salvage procedures after initially undergoing one or more interventions elsewhere.
With a combination of advanced technology and traditional operative approaches, Penn endovascular surgeons have been able to treat all types of conditions, ranging from claudication to critical limb ischemia. In addition, collaboration with plastic surgery has allowed surgeons to offer creative solutions for many of these complex patients who would otherwise lose their limbs.
Penn Heart & Vascular 2011 Clinical Activity Report
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