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    Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Conditions

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      The conditions that result from untreated peripheral artery disease can be devasting, ranging from pain to a gangrene and amputation. Even the early stages of the artery-blocking disease are uncomfortable and may affect your mobility. PAD conditions typically target your legs and feet, but with the right treatment, you can reverse and eliminate these symptoms. Call the expert vein and artery doctor at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn for guidance and effective treatment.

      What Are the Symptoms of PAD?

      Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when your arteries become blocked and blood flow can’t get to your extremities. It’s a debilitating condition that may lead to a severe disability when not properly treated. PAD most commonly shows up in your legs and feet.

      Symptoms associated with PAD include:

      • Skin color changes
      • Weakness and numbness in legs and feet
      • Skin that feels chilly or cold when you touch it
      • Little or no pulse in the affected leg
      • Cramps in your hips, buttocks, calves or feet, on one or both sides
      • Pain when walking or climbing stairs
      • Leg or toe sores that don’t heal
      • Slow growth of your toenails
      • Pain in your feet and calves at rest, especially at night when you’re lying in bed
      • Loss of hair on your arms or legs

      Find a wealth of experience with treating PAD at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center, where Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky and his team of experts provide an accurate diagnosis and effective solutions to treat it.

      Peripheral Artery Disease

      What Conditions Does PAD Cause?

      Vein and artery diseases lead to a host of unpleasant and life-threatening conditions, not the least of which is pain that interrupts your quality of life. While vein conditions lead to problems such as varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis, arterial diseases lead to such conditions as:

      Peripheral artery disease occurs for a number of reasons, not the least of which is untreated underlying conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as unhealthy lifestyle choices like smoking, overeating and inactivity.

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      Dr. Sobolevsky is both skilled and compassionate. He provided excellent care during my vein treatment and the results were fantastic. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking vein treatment.

      What Are the Treatments for PAD?

      Your Brooklyn vein and artery specialist typically starts you on a treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes to improve your overall health. These may be enough to reverse the progression of arterial blockage. When your disease has progressed to the point where you have severe symptoms or if the condition limits your mobility, PAD treatments— such as angioplasty or bypass surgery — may be necessary.

      Contact the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center to set up an appointment to get back on a healthy track. The Downtown Brooklyn office serves all Brooklyn and greater New York City.

      Page Updated on Sep 15, 2023 by
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      Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky (Vein & Vascular Specialist)

      I am Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky, a leading specialist in endovascular medicine. Having performed over 25,000 procedures throughout my career, I bring decades of experience in vascular and interventional radiology to my practice. I obtained my Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1997 and completed my specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University.

      My dedication to excellence in patient care has been recognized through accolades such as being named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and inclusion in the Top Doctors New York Metro Area lists for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. With licenses in multiple states, I have also shared my expertise through presentations at various institutions in the US and abroad.

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      Downtown Vein Treatment Center
      480 Court Street, Ste 101
      Brooklyn, NY 11231
      (718) 787-5559