Peripheral Arterial Disease Specialist

Beach Wellness MD

Ali Golshan, MD

Vascular Surgeon located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a painful condition that commonly affects the lower legs. It can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Ali Golshan, MD, is a top vascular specialist who provides minimally invasive flow treatments for PAD. These nonsurgical treatments are performed right in the office at Beach Wellness MD in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. To schedule a consultation for peripheral artery disease care with a flow procedure, call the clinic today, or make an appointment online.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Q & A

What causes peripheral artery disease? 

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is typically caused by a buildup of fat deposits within the walls of the arteries in your limbs. PAD is characterized by narrow, constricted arteries that prevent your tissues from receiving adequate blood supply. It most commonly affects the legs and may indicate more widespread constriction of your arteries. 

Am I at risk of developing peripheral artery disease?

Risk factors that increase your chance of PAD include:

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes

If you have a family history of heart disease, you're also more likely to develop PAD.

What are the symptoms of PAD?

PAD doesn't always cause symptoms, but sometimes it does cause significant discomfort. Some of the most common symptoms associated with PAD include:

  • Leg pain
  • Cramping
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Coldness in foot or lower leg
  • Discoloration and other skin changes
  • Hair loss or slow toenail growth
  • Sores on your legs or feet

Severe PAD can cause debilitating leg pain that interferes with sleep.

What are the options for treating PAD?

Surgery was once the primary treatment for PAD, but there are now a variety of minimally invasive procedures that reopen arteries to restore blood flow to your legs and feet. Dr. Golshan at Beach Wellness MD specializes in nonsurgical treatments that can improve circulation and relieve pain and other PAD symptoms.

Dr. Golshan offers several flow treatments for peripheral artery disease, including:

Angiogram

This diagnostic procedure uses a tiny needle inserted into the femoral artery over the hip to inject a contrast dye into your artery. An image is then obtained with an X-ray.

Angioplasty

This procedure uses angiogram imaging to guide the placement of a wire and a tiny balloon within the blocked artery. The balloon is inflated to open the artery, then deflated and removed. Blood flow is then measured to determine if stenting is needed.

Stenting

Stents are metallic springs (scaffolds) that help hold your artery open when balloon angioplasty and atherectomy alone are not sufficient.

Atherectomy

Atherectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a balloon and a tiny, rotating blade that shaves off fatty buildup within a blocked artery. The shavings are removed with a catheter before a stent is installed to hold the artery open, if needed.

To schedule a consultation for a flow procedure, call Beach Wellness MD, or book online.