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.
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:
- Pain in your arms, legs and feet during exercise
- Foot and leg cramps at night
- Gangrene and amputation
- Severe PAD with pain that occurs at rest during the day and night
- Numbness and tingling in your feet or legs
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.
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.
Sergei Sobolevsky, MD, is a leading specialist in endovascular medicine with experience in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Sobolevsky has decades of experience in the field, with over 25,000 procedures performed, accumulating extensive experience in image-guided minimally invasive medicine, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions.
Dr. Sobolevsky earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1997 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University. Later, he earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and named to the Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dr. Sobolevsky is licensed in multiple states, has delivered presentations at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, and now acts as a clinical advisor for the biomedical industry. He also held multiple positions in the field during his career, including Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, Senior Vice President in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artann Laboratories in North Brunswick, NJ, and Medical Director at the American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention Center in Brooklyn.More About Dr. Sobolevsky
Downtown Vein Treatment Center
480 Court Street, Ste 101
Brooklyn, NY 11231