What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?
Dr. Zakhary has vast experience in treating peripheral artery disease or PAD. Many people treating PAD in the valley have completed medical residency without formal surgical training. Dr. Zakhary is board certified in vascular surgery. He has completed 7 years of formal surgical training, including a vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at Baylor University. He serves as an adjunct professor at Midwestern University.
His approach is conservative and successful. Many people with PAD are treated and live a healthy lifestyle with modifications and medication. Two of the most important things that you can do are to quit smoking and to reduce your cholesterol levels through a healthy diet, exercise, and if needed, medications. For those who require aggressive treatment, we offer both surgical and minimally invasive techniques such as angioplasty and stents which can be used to relieve blockages.
Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Assessment:
We want to make you aware of a condition that affects as many as 12 million Americans. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is often dangerously undiagnosed. It is a condition in which the arteries that carry blood to the muscles of the legs become narrowed due to the build-up of plaque. This is the same disease process that causes blockages in the heart.
Please take a moment to complete the brief PAD screening questions below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your risk of PAD or if you would like more information please feel free to contact us.