Franciscan Health is dedicated to providing successful treatment and hope to those facing limb loss due to chronic disease. Our multidisciplinary approach to limb preservation offers the best chance for success.
Limb Preservation: Treatment to Avoid Amputation
It can be distressing to learn that you could lose your arm or leg due to infection or low blood flow caused by medical conditions such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease. However, advances in limb preservation techniques might allow you to keep your limb.
Limb preservation services at Franciscan Health involve vascular surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, nephrology, podiatry and wound care specialists. This multidisciplinary approach to limb preservation offers the best chance for success, using both interventional and non-interventional techniques to induce healing, decrease pain and avert amputation.
Limb preservation services at Franciscan Health
The endovascular program at Franciscan Health diagnoses and treats blood vessel diseases or conditions. Our highly-trained specialists provide the most advanced techniques using minimally invasive procedures to treat blockages in the carotid, renal and peripheral arteries.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of several advanced wound care treatments offered at Franciscan Health.
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Vascular services at Franciscan Health treat problems relating to or blood vessels within the body. Vascular care covers the relatively simple issues involving varicose veins to the complex issues surrounding arterial disease and aneurysms.
Non-healing wounds need a comprehensive approach for successful wound management and healing. At Franciscan Health patients with non-healing wounds get customized care and innovative wound care treatments.
Additional services include:
- Non-invasive vascular labs
- Cardiac and pulmonary evaluation and treatment (if needed)
- Advanced surgical reconstructions
- Risk factor modification
Physicians, as a coordinated team, will consider all of the patient's needs and develop a prioritized, individual treatment plan. Our medical team consists of specialists in the following areas: