UCSF Vascular Surgery Creates Innovative Center for Limb Preservation
The UCSF Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery announces the opening of the UCSF Center for Limb Preservation & Wound Care. Led by vascular surgeon Michael S. Conte, M.D. (pictured left), and podiatric surgeon Alexander M. Reyzelman, D.P.M. (pictured right), the Center, the first of its kind in the Bay Area, pools the expertise of vascular surgeons, podiatrists and other specialists to provide integrated, multidisciplinary, care for patients at high risk of foot and leg amputation, particularly diabetic patients. The center treats patients with foot ulceration, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and at risk for developing these conditions. The Center also coordinates care with other UCSF specialists in infectious disease, endocrinology, cardiology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, and rehabilitation. Because foot ulcers are the most common pathway leading to amputation, the team is focused on their treatment, preventing recurrence, and returning patients to independent walking.