Dr. Sharma is specifically trained and boarded in endovascular and vascular medicine, which means he’s not just an expert in vascular interventions but also in treating the clinical, non-intervention aspects of arterial disease. This expertise lends Dr. Sharma the ability to treat patients wholly so that they never feel their diagnosis defines them.

The Benefits of Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Patients who choose Heartwell Cardiology for their peripheral vascular intervention benefit from Dr. Sharma’s extensive training in state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques, which allow for abbreviated recovery times. Additionally, there is no lying flat for prolonged periods of time and there is very minimal discomfort overall during this procedure. Having this procedure can lead to tremendous pain relief in the legs, and patients frequently regain the ability to walk completely pain-free.

What is Peripheral Vascular Intervention? 

A peripheral vascular intervention is an interventional procedure that makes use of catheter techniques to access and address problems in peripheral blood vessels. The goal of this procedure is to remove restrictions to blood flow or total blockages in the blood vessels.

Who Needs Peripheral Vascular Intervention?

For patients who suffer from peripheral artery disease, peripheral vascular intervention is a great treatment option. But, in general, a patient can make a good candidate for this procedure if they have any kind of condition that affects the blood vessels. 

Conditions such as the following are good examples:

  • Blood clots
  • Plaque buildup in the arteries of the legs
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
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What to Expect from a Peripheral Vascular Intervention 

Before:

The goals during the consultation process for a peripheral vascular intervention are as follows:

  • The patient will meet with Dr. Sharma to establish overall health goals and expectations of treatment outcomes.
  • Dr. Sharma and the patient work together to develop a detailed interventional plan for treating the patient’s disease.
  • Dr. Sharma will thoroughly explain the process and procedure to the patient and will answer all questions the patient has. There will also be a review of Dr. Sharma’s interpretation of all diagnostic studies leading up to the procedure. Ancillary studies that typically complement a peripheral vascular intervention are a vascular ultrasound or a CT angiogram.

During:

A peripheral vascular intervention procedure generally follows these steps:

  • Dr. Sharma places an I.V. to create an access site in the leg.
  • Catheter techniques are applied within the problem blood vessels to unhamper or unblock blood flow.
  • A plug or suture is placed to close the access site.

After:

After having a peripheral vascular intervention at Heartwell Cardiology, patients, on average, can expect short recovery times thanks to Dr. Sharma’s advanced access site closure techniques. Immediately following the procedure, our patients can almost always plan to be able to walk and go home same day. In the days and weeks following the procedure, we’ve had patients report that their legs feel great, their pain is completely gone, and that they feel like their old self again!

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Peripheral Vascular Intervention FAQs

How long exactly is the recovery time for a peripheral vascular intervention?

What is the price range for a peripheral vascular intervention?

Are there any safety or cosmetic concerns patients should have when considering a peripheral vascular intervention? If so, how are they addressed?

How long exactly is the recovery time for a peripheral vascular intervention?

The specific recovery time is same day discharge in most cases.

What is the price range for a peripheral vascular intervention?

Cost of any procedure at Heartwell Cardiology is insurance based.

Are there any safety or cosmetic concerns patients should have when considering a peripheral vascular intervention? If so, how are they addressed?

There are no real cosmetic concerns and general procedural safety concerns are addressed by giving patients a thorough walk-through of the procedure prior to undergoing it.

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A Higher Class of Cardiovascular Care

Dr. Sharma’s expertise and extensive training in peripheral vascular intervention are just two reasons why people choose Heartwell Cardiology to do this procedure. Here, we seek to build a relationship with our patients whom we care for as we would our loved ones. Between our best-in-class customer service, timely appointment scheduling, advanced diagnosis and treatment methods, and our innovative ways of helping patients thrive, there’s no disputing that ours is a practice that puts the person before the patient. Heartwell Cardiology serves the Orlando community from our location in Winter Park, FL where Dr. Sharma is actively pioneering the right ways to deliver patient care. With his wealth of experience and insight into the field of cardiology, he knows what it takes for each unique patient to achieve cardiovascular wellness. Don’t hesitate to take hold of your heart problems. Call us today or go online to schedule an appointment for your peripheral vascular intervention.

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