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Amputation Prevention / Limb Salvation

SAVE A LEG. SAVE A LIFE.

Every day 230 Americans with diabetes will suffer an amputation.

Read more in the American Journal of Managed Care

Mortality following amputation ranges from 13 to 40% in 1 year, 35–65% in 3 years, and 39–80% in 5 years, being worse than most malignancies. Therefore, amputation-free survival is important in assessing the management of diabetic foot problems.

Read more from The National Center for Biotechnology Information

The Amputation Prevention Center

At CACVI, we pride ourselves as the amputation prevention center. We are board certified consultants in endovascular interventions, specializing in micro-vessel interventions below the knee to preserve the limb with improved blood flow for better and quicker wound healing. We dedicate our practice to saving limbs. Amputation itself has a high mortality rate. It is our mission to prevent amputations. We have saved thousands of limbs and are committed to improving the quality of your life and the lives of those you love.

Learn more about the vascular conditions we treat to prevent amputation.

Arterial Leg Ulcers

Arterial leg ulcers, also known as Ischemic ulcers or Ischemic wounds, are mostly located on the lateral surface of the ankle or the distal digits. They are commonly caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Venous Insufficiency Leg Ulcers

Venous Insufficiency Leg Ulcers are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs (hence leg ulcers). They are the major occurrence of chronic wounds, occurring in 70% to 90% of leg ulcer cases.

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) / Venous Reflux Disease

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a medical condition in which blood pools in the veins, straining the walls of the vein. The most common cause of CVI is superficial venous reflux which is a treatable condition. Signs may include varicose veins.

Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)

Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is a serious condition in which there is inadequate blood flow and oxygen to a specific part of the body. Ischemia is serious form of Peripheral Artery Disease that can cause tissue damage gangrene, ulcers & limb loss.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the arteries other than those that supply the heart or the brain. Peripheral artery disease most commonly affects the legs, but other arteries may also be involved.

May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)

May-Thurner syndrome (MTS), also known as Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome, is caused when the left iliac vein is compressed up against the spine by the right iliac artery, which increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the left extremity.

If you were told you need an amputation, get a second opinion!

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi of CACVI

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi

Meet Your Specialists


The Center for Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Interventions (CACVI) is led by Dr. Khorsandi and Dr. Lala, who have over thirty years of practice with over 15,000 successful vascular and cardiac procedures performed. Our physicians are determined to provide each patient with unparalleled expertise and compassionate care as they work diligently to improve your health.
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