MIIGS offers peripheral vascular disease (PVD) treatment in Alexandria, La., and surrounding areas. PVD treatment with MIIGS is minimally invasive and can prevent life-changing events, even at later stages. PVD, also known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is a very common condition affecting 12-20% of Americans age 65 or older. PVD develops most commonly as a result of atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries," which occurs when cholesterol and scar tissue build up, forming a substance called plaque inside the arteries. This plaque narrows and clogs the arteries and is a very serious condition. The clogged arteries cause decreased blood flow to the legs, which can result in pain when walking and, if left untreated, can eventually lead to gangrene and possible amputation.
MIIGS physicians can open blood vessels at the site of blockages and restore normal blood flow using tiny catheters and other miniaturized tools and X-rays to perform these minimally invasive procedures.
If you think you may benefit from peripheral vascular disease treatment, discuss your symptoms with your physician, or simply contact one of our MIIGS physicians for a consultation by submitting a form or calling (318) 445-9700.