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Parsippany Office: 299 Cherry Hill Rd Suite 104

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Vascular Health has dedicated specialists who will assist you in determining your insurance coverage. Our team will contact your insurance company to verify eligibility and complete all the necessary paperwork. Our customer care team understands your concerns and is ready to assist you with any questions you might have regarding your insurance.
Vascular Health has a special service that offers pickups & drop offs for their patients. This can be extremely advantageous to patients that are undergoing procedures or simply are not able to drive.
This surgery takes 2 to 5 hours
You will lie on a table and be mildly sedated to help you relax, but you will remain awake throughout the procedure.
This surgery takes 2 to 5 hours
Your groin or leg may have a bruise or a small lump where the catheter was put. The area may feel sore for a day or two after the procedure. You can do light activities around the house but nothing strenuous for several days.
It may take 6 to 8 weeks to recover fully. Your leg on the side of the procedure may be swollen for a few days or weeks. This will improve as the blood flow to the limb becomes normal
Minimally invasive procedures are increasingly being conducted in outpatient facilities and access centers due to advanced technologies governing anesthesia and surgical techniques. Many insurance companies don’t cover hospital stays so outpatient care proves to be a quicker and less expensive process. In addition, doctors are able to be more involved with patient care, increasing positive outcomes.

A circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs. Peripheral vascular disease is a sign of fatty deposits and calcium building up in the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Risk factors include aging, diabetes, and smoking. Symptoms may include leg pain, particularly when walking. Tobacco cessation, exercise, and a healthy diet are often successful treatments. When these changes aren’t enough, medications or surgery can help.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 8 million people in the US suffer from PAD. The disease may affect as many as 20 percent of individuals over the age of 60. In general, older individuals are at greater risk for developing PAD and other circulatory diseases.
People with PAD often experience painful cramps in their hips, calves or thighs during physical exertion. This pain typically lessens or is completely alleviated with rest. They may also have numbness, weakness or a cold feeling in their legs or feet. Sores that will not heal on the ankles, legs or feet are another common symptom of advanced PAD. Be sure to let your Vascular Health know immediately if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or if your symptoms begin to worsen.
By focusing on a healthy lifestyle and making moderate changes to your diet and exercise routine, you may be able to keep PAD from getting worse. If you are diagnosed with PAD, managing the pain daily is going to be your biggest challenge until you are treated. Be sure to pay attention to your legs and feet, as even the smallest cut, bump, or scrape may have lasting and detrimental effects.
In some severe cases, amputation may be necessary. However, many times you can undergo alternative surgery and save your limb. In fact amputations are very commonly misdiagnosed by non-specialist. Dr. Simon & Dr. Mir Ahmad at Vascular Health have however saved countless limbs from amputation because of their procedures.

Staying active and maintaining a healthy weight can lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease and PAD. This can be true even if you have a family history of PAD or if you have experienced health problems in the past. Smoking cessation therapy is also highly recommended for those at risk for developing PAD.

In some cases, patients with PAD have suffered strokes, heart attacks and even serious infections due to the blockages caused by plaque in their arteries. These conditions can lead to the loss of limbs or even death. With proper prevention & treatment that can be avoided.
There is no cure, but the modern medical treatments that Dr. Simon & Dr. Mir Ahmad practice can provide real relief and slow the progression of the disease. These PAD treatments include lifestyle changes, prescription medicine, minimally invasive surgical procedures, and open surgery solutions.
Depending on the factors that caused your PAD, you may be prescribed medication to lower your cholesterol or blood pressure. If you have diabetes, it’s crucial that you keep your blood sugar levels under control. By using your prescribed medication, you will be more comfortable and continue to be more mobile while living with PAD.
At Vascular Health only Dr. Simon & Dr. Mir Ahmad can determine if a surgical treatment would be the best choice in your case.
There are many ways to avoid surgery, such as staying active and maintaining a healthy weight. However, in some cases procedures are needed to improve the vascular health of your body & our minimally invasive procedures at Vascular Health can help you get back to normal.
Peripheral artery disease is often caused by atherosclerosis. In atherosclerosis, fatty deposits build up on your artery walls and reduce blood flow. Although discussions of atherosclerosis usually focus on the heart, the disease can and usually does affect arteries throughout your body. When it occurs in the arteries supplying blood to your limbs, it causes peripheral artery disease. Less commonly, the cause of peripheral artery disease may be blood vessel inflammation, injury to your limbs, unusual anatomy of your ligaments or muscles, or radiation exposure.
Vascular disease is any abnormal condition of the blood vessels (arteries and veins). The body uses blood vessels to circulate blood through itself. Problems along this vast network can cause severe disability and death. Vascular diseases outside the heart can “present” themselves anywhere.
You can often treat Vascular Disease with lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet to help lower your blood sugar or cholesterol, exercise, quitting tobacco, and stress management. You may also need medications including, blood pressure, cholesterol and preventative blood clot medications. If your case is serious you might need a medical procedure like an angioplasty, in which Dr. Simon & Dr. Mir Ahmad can widen or clear a blood vessel.
This test uses ultrasound to look at the blood flow in the large arteries and veins in the arms or legs. Doppler ultrasonography examines the blood flow in the major arteries and veins in the arms and legs with the use of ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves that echo off the body).

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