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Innovative Limb Preservation

General Information

Circulatory disease can cause serious problems with the health of legs and feet. It can even lead to the loss of a limb. Amputation has a profound impact on quality of life. About 50 to 60 percent of patients who undergo limb amputation die within a year of surgery.

That’s why Goshen Heart & Vascular Center places a high priority on advanced techniques to save a limb that’s suffering from loss of blood flow. Our team of cardiologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists and other specialists perform procedures to prevent amputation and preserve your quality of life.

Vascular disease, such as vasculitis and peripheral artery disease (PAD), is often the reason for loss of blood flow in an extremity and the eventual need for limb preservation treatments. We can find ways to control these conditions and prevent amputation in Goshen, IN. Talk to your doctor or call (574) 537-5000 for a referral.

When is limb salvage surgery right for you?

Our experts at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center may recommend limb preservation treatment under the following conditions:

  • Medications and physical therapy haven’t improved your symptoms.
  • You have an infection or gangrene in the affected limb.
  • You have pain even when resting the affected limb.
  • You have problems performing daily activities or walking.
  • You have skin ulcers, sores or wounds on the affected limb that won’t heal.

How we prevent limb amputation

At Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, our goal is to prevent amputation whenever possible. We use minimally invasive techniques to improve circulation, including vein bypass and angioplasty or stenting. These methods have the potential to completely revive the endangered limb.

Our innovative Heart & Vascular care puts you and your overall well-being first. Call (574) 537-5000 to learn more about our limb preservation program and how we can help prevent circulatory disease and limb amputation.

Serving Elkhart County and surrounding areas, Goshen Heart & Vascular Center offers leading-edge limb preservation techniques in Goshen, IN.

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