Division of Vascular Surgery Launches Center for Limb Preservation & Wound Care Website
The UCSF Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery recently launched a new website for its Center for Limb Preservation & Wound Care. The program, led by vascular surgeon Michael S. Conte, M.D. and podiatric surgeon Alexander M. Reyzelman, D.P.M., is the first of its kind in the Bay Area — pooling the expertise of vascular surgeons, podiatrists, reconstructive microsurgeons, nurse practitioners 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 those at risk for developing these conditions. The Center also coordinates care with other UCSF specialists in infectious diseases, endocrinology, cardiology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Because foot ulcers are the most common pathway leading to amputation, the team is focused on their prevention, treatment, avoidance of recurrence, and return of patients to independent walking.
The new website provides a wealth of information for patients and referring physicians about the services offered by the program. Patients can also request appointments online, and physicians can similarly refer patients through an interactive form on the site.