Community Hospital

Peripheral Arterial Disease Center

Saving Lives and Limbs

To make an appointment with the specialists at the
Peripheral Arterial Disease Center, call (219) 836-7713

The Peripheral Arterial Disease Center in conjunction with the Wound Ostomy Clinic at Community Hospital offers patients suffering from non-healing wounds in the lower extremities various treatment options. This comprehensive program diagnoses, treats, educates and rehabilitates patients to help them toward recovery.

Many people suffer from pain while walking or at rest or non-healing wounds due to decreased blood flow. This may be caused by complications related to peripheral arterial disease, diabetes, or neuropathy. Oftentimes, patients with these conditions do not recognize the severity of problems until it is too late, causing a loss of a limb.

Community Hospital recognizes how significant non-healing wounds are in the lower extremities for people with these conditions. Our team of physicians and healthcare personnel determines the best treatment options to meet each patient’s specific needs. Some options may include wound care, vascular treatment and general maintenance of proper foot care to improve quality of life.

If you have leg pain or cramping, slow or non-healing wounds on the legs, feet or toes, the Peripheral Arterial Disease Center may be able to help you. The program is designed to be proactive in assessing leg pain, non-healing wounds and proper foot care to avoid amputation.  Patients are assessed, asked to complete lab work, if applicable, and given education and treatment options regarding their condition.

Community Hospital’s Peripheral Arterial Disease Center provides a multidisciplinary team approach that incorporates interventional cardiovascular medicine, infectious disease specialists, diabetes management, health, nutrition and exercise education to provide each patient with the best possible outcome.

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive team consisting of:

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Wound/Ostomy Physicians
  • Podiatrists
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Cardiovascular Research Nurses
  • Wound Ostomy Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Diabetes Nurses

Services offered at the Peripheral Vascular Center:

  • Risk Factor Assessment
  • Complete Lab Work
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) screenings
  • Non-Surgical Options
  • Patient Education
  • Glucose Control
  • Lipid (Cholesterol) Management
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Smoking Cessation
  • PAD Rehabilitation
  • Wound Care
  • Interventional Revascularization (restoring blood flow to lower limbs)
    • Angioplasty
    • Stent placement
    • Atherectomy
    • Orbital Atherectomy
    • Cool Laser
    • Training Center for peripheral disease and interventions
  • Surgical Revascularization (restoring blood flow to lower limbs)
    • Bypass
  • Comprehensive amputation evaluation
  • Participation in national research clinical trials