Services & Techniques

Services:

Techniques:

Ankle-brachial Index (ABI) and Pulse Volume Recordings (PVR):

This straightforward test compares your arm’s blood pressure to your
leg’s blood pressure at multiple levels and evaluates the quality of the pulsations. This assists in diagnosing and locating blockages.

 

Duplex Vascular Ultrasound:

A common technique that utilizes ultrasonic sound waves to aid in visualizing the arteries and measuring blood flow.

 

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS):

Intravascular Ultrasound is a technique that employs real-time
ultrasound within a blood vessel. A catheter is fitted with an ultrasound
apparatus that picks up images via sound waves as it travels through the
vascular system. IVUS provides a 360-degree panoramic view inside the
blood vessel, revealing plaque formation on the arterial wall. This enables
Dr. Broadway to comprehend the changes that occur in your vessels prior
to and following treatment. Due to the detailed imagery provided by
intravascular ultrasound, doctors can see the vessel interior and plaque
in real-time, which is beneficial for determining vessel diameter for edu-cational and interventional purposes. IVUS is a minimally invasive and
advanced form of medical technology that provides the best imaging for
the detection and documentation of peripheral vascular disease

 

Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Surgery

Angiography with Atherectomy, Angioplasty, and Stenting:

Dr. Broadway will perform an or combination of atherectomy, angioplasty, and or stenting as part of the procedure to facilitate the opening of a  narrow or obstructed blood vessel. Atherectomy (also known as the roto-rooter device) is used to remove plaque from an artery, thereby improving the available area for blood to flow. After that, an angioplasty is utilized to open the artery with a balloon, and stenting may be used as a last option to reestablish proper blood flow.

Embolization:

Arterial embolization is a treatment in which Dr. Broadway injects small particles (embolic agents), which are typically small pieces of a particular gelatin sponge or other material, into the small blood arteries using a catheter. This method causes the tissue to shrink by depriving it of oxygen-carrying blood and other nutrients necessary for growth. Additionally, this process is used to treat a variety of conditions. Such as: uterine fibroids, benign prostatic hyperplasia, knee pain, cancer and bleeding bowel to name a few. 

List of ailments we treat:

Peripheral Arterial Disease: See Below for more detail

PAD, or Peripheral Arterial Disease, is a severe but manageable condition that is defined by a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that provide oxygenated blood to the lower extremities.

Venous Disease:

Acute and chronic venous disorders such as deep vein thrombosis, DVT, and chronic venous insufficiency, CVI, might be lethal when blood clots develop in the veins. Compression of the vein in the abdomen or pelvis can lead to blood clots. It is important to distinct between these conditions  to prevent blood clots.

Diabetic neuropathy:

A diabetic can develop diabetic neuropathy, a form of nerve damage due to high sugar levels. The feet and legs are most often prone to diabetic
neuropathy. The symptoms vary among individuals. They may range from leg and foot pain to cardiac problems, digestive problems, urinary
problems, blood vessel problems, and muscle weakness to name a few. The symptoms are mild for some people. Others, however, can experience neuropathy that is quite painful and crippling. One in five people with diabetes is affected by diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Broadway is a professional in minimally invasive treatments with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to treat narrow and blocked arteries.

Foot ulcers:

Foot ulcers are open sores or lesions that do not heal or return over time. Feet and ankle sores develop from the breakdown of skin and
tissues and can become infected. Swelling, burning, and pain can occur with foot ulcers. The depth of a foot ulcer can range from shallow to
deep. This begins as a red crater that looks like a dimple, which can develop drainage, pus, and a bad odor if it becomes infected. If you have
diabetes, feet that changed in color, significant hair loss, or open sore, you should consult Dr. Broadway or your physician so an examination of your feet and arteries can be performed.

Fibroids:

Fibroids are benign lumps in or around the womb (uterus). Muscles and fibrous tissue form growths, which vary in size. Some people call them uterine myomas or leiomyomas. Women who have fibroids are unaware of their condition since they do not have symptoms. Dr. Broadway can place small particles in the arteries supplying the fibroids closing the blood supply. This will cause them to shrink in size resulting in less symptomatic and smaller fibroids.

Hemorrhoids:

Hemorrhoids are a group of huge, swollen veins found in the anus and rectum. In addition to causing discomfort and rectal bleeding, they can
also be painful. Hemorrhoids are also referred to as piles. At our base level, hemorrhoids don’t bother us, because we are all born with them. Only when they swell and enlarge do they cause irritation. If you feel anything like that, we strongly recommend making an appointment with us. We are here to provide you pain-less diagnoses and comfortable minimally invasive treatments.

Osteoarthritis:

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder due to cartilage breakdown and underlying bone damage. Women are prone to osteoarthritis
especially after the age of 50. The most susceptible joints are the knee, hips, and hand. This results in stiffness, swelling, and extreme knee pain. Our
professional diagnoses OA by physical examinations, lab tests, and minimally invasive treatments. Small particles can be placed in the affected artery resulting in pain-free knees.

Goiter:

A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. Under Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland occupies a small, butterfly-shaped space in the neck. Common symptoms include throat tightness, an acrid voice, swelling of a neck vein. Make an appointment now if you have been diagnosed with enlarged non-cancerous Goiter. Treatment may be available.

BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that causes symptoms in the lower urinary tract caused by the enlargement of the prostate artery. Urination problems and pain are the most common symptoms. BPH can be difficult to detect because many of its symptoms are not evident or are confused with other conditions. If you believe you have BPH please call or make an appointment to see how Dr. Broadway can help you today.

Varicocele:

Varicocele is an enlarged vein inside the loose bag of skin that holds your testicles (scrotum). In the leg, a varicocele is similar to a varicose vein. Infertility can result from varicoceles, which can result in reduced sperm production and low sperm quality. Symptoms include an itchy testicle(s) and an uncomfortable feeling of heaviness or drag in the scrotum. The side-effects of varicocele are aspermia. If you are having difficulty conceiving with your partner, make an appointment with Dr. Broadway now to discuss the treatment options that are available.

Pelvic congestion:

Pelvic pain can be caused by pelvic congestion syndrome. In people with this condition, problems with their pelvic veins are thought to be
responsible. You can find this in your belly (abdomen). A vein is a blood vessel carried back to the heart. Some women experience poor vein function in their lower abdomen. Within the veins, blood may start to accumulate. During this process, the veins in your pelvis can enlarge and change shape, similar to varicose veins. This can result in pelvic congestion syndrome symptoms such as pain, pressure, heaviness in the pelvis. Dr. Broadway can permanently close the veins with a minimally invasive procedure. If you feel you have this condition, consult your doctor or call Dr. Broadway to see the treatment options that are available to you.

What is PAD?

Early signs of PAD

PAD is a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs.
Peripheral vascular disease is a sign of fatty deposits and calcium building up in the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

Due to the fact that many of the symptoms of PAD go unnoticed or are mistaken for those of other conditions, it may be difficult to detect PAD until it manifests. By avoiding many of the risk factors, such as smoking and obesity, through cessation and exercise, the disease can be prevented before it begins.

Consider the following common risks, predispositions, and signs/symptoms, and then read about some of the tests and procedures Dr. Broadway can perform for you using minimally invasive, cutting-edge techniques and methods:

Causes & Risk Factors

Arterial Disease Symptoms

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