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Do you experience leg pain during walking or climbing? This pain in your calf or buttock could be caused by peripheral vascular disease.

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) – is a disorder of the circulatory system (arteries, veins and lymph vessels) in any area outside of the brain and heart. In PVD, the arteries slowly become narrowed or blocked by a plaque forms inside the artery walls, then blood cannot get through to nourish organs and other tissues, causing damage. Most common cause of the PVD is atherosclerosis and most commonly affected areas are legs and feet.

PVD can happen to anyone, regardless of age, but is most common in people over age 50 and almost 20 % of population age 65 and older already has PVD. Obesity, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle are the most important risk factors for developing PVD.

Disease can build up over a lifetime, and the symptoms may not become obvious until later in life. Many people simply live with their pain and do not recognize these as symptoms of PVD. It is important to recognize the signs of PVD as early as possible, so, proper treatment can be sought.

In Turkey we offer excellent care for patients with full range of conditions affecting the circulatory system. Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists in endovascular therapy, vascular surgery, wound care, preventive cardiology and exercise rehabilitation and provides expedient and expert care in the management of simple as well as complex vascular disorders, from mild cases to limb-threatening, disabling conditions. Our doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of carotic disease, aortic aneurysms, poor circulations to the legs and many others vascular conditions, from the less invasive technology of catheter based intervention to traditional surgery.

Alsero Tours  offers full range of services in first-class facilities for patient with Peripheral Vascular Disease:

  • Consultations of specialists involved in the process without waiting list
  • Various diagnostic procedures include angiogram, Doppler ultrasound flow study, blood lipid profile, MRI angiography, Treadmill exercise test, Photoplethysmography, Pulse volume recording (PVR) waveform analysis and others.
  • Inpatient services and critical care
  • Most advanced minimally invasive treatment options such as Angioplasty (Balloon angioplasty, Laser angioplasty, Stenting during angioplasty) and Atherectomy, as well as peripheral artery bypass surgery
  • Access to rehabilitation and smoking cessation programs, dietary and wound care specialists consultations.

Our team will work together to create a treatment plan tailored to you. Though patients with very serious peripheral vascular disease may even be told they could face limb amputation, there is still hope. There are many treatments we can offer that can not only improve quality of life but also save their limb. Every effort will be made to assure that all of your medical needs are addressed and to open door to a quality of life you didn’t realize was available to you.