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Should I Get a Second Opinion About Amputation?

If you suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) your doctor might have recommended amputation. You should get a second opinion.

There are several treatment options for Peripheral Arterial Disease. You should always talk to your doctor or possibly a different doctor about all of your options before moving forward with any procedure, especially amputation. Ask your doctor if they are a PAD specialist, or if they are familiar with the minimally invasive artery treatments that can treat the blockages caused by Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Not all health care professionals are PAD specialists, so if your doctor is not -- you may want to get a second opinion. Ellichman Vein and Vascular handles countless PAD cases, accepts all insurances, and has saved patients' limbs and quality of life. You can get a second opinion from Dr. Ellichman with a same day appointment in less than an hour. Amputation should only be a last resort procedure.

Click here to set up your appointment or call Dr. Ellichman’s office today (901) 479-1063. 

Know Your Disease

What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a circulatory disease in which fatty deposits in your arteries reduce blood flow to your legs or arms. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, an estimated 8.5 million people suffer from PAD and nearly 15% of Americans over the age of 70 have been diagnosed with it.

Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease include:

Know Your Options

After a diagnostic appointment with a specialist, the doctor may decide your condition could be improved with permanent changes to your diet, exercise, and medication routines. You could even be a candidate for a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that would clear blockages in your arteries and allow blood to get to the affected area.

How Can Ellichman Vein & Vascular Help?

Ellichman Vein and Vascular offers same-day noninvasive diagnostic testing . Using ultrasound screening or the Ankle Brachial Index, Dr. Ellichman can diagnose artery blockages and recommend the right option for you quickly and painlessly.

If the tests show you could benefit from an artery treatment, Dr. Ellichman's staff can schedule you for a minimally invasive treatment in their own office. The treatment can take as little as 30 minutes and you could be back on your feet feeling pain free in as little as 24 hours.

Click here to set up your appointment or call Dr. Ellichman’s office today (901) 479-1063.

Don't Wait To Get Answers

Learning all your options is key because the earlier you are diagnosed and treated, the less likely you are to advance to the later stages of the disease. Amputation is final, but there are other options that could help you avoid it.

Know your disease, know your options, and don't wait to get answers. Contact Ellichman Vein and Vascular for a second opinion online at or call their office today at (901) 479-1063.

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