Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Also known as bad circulation or poor blood flow, PAD often causes pain and stiffness while walking or wounds that won't heal. This is due to the narrowing or blockage of blood vessels called arteries.

It is estimated that 12%-20% of Americans age 60 and older suffer from peripheral arterial disease. Due to increased rates of smoking, diabetes, and obesity, PAD is hitting San Antonio harder than many places. The effects of PAD especially impact our Hispanic community.

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Stroke Prevention

The arteries that carry blood through the neck to the brain are called carotid arteries. When these arteries narrow or become blocked, they can result in up to 33% of all strokes.

By closely monitoring patient with risk factors such as a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or heart disease, we can take the appropriate steps to minimize the risk of stroke.

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Amputation Prevention

San Antonio has one of the highest rates in the nation for amputation due to diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. Many physicians are doing their best to treat patients and avoid this outcome, but the results are minimal.

Amputation prevention can only be accomplished through a coordinated, multi-specialty approach to patient-centered care. Wound care, podiatry, cardiology, internal medicine, primary care, and vascular surgeons, among others, all have a role TOGETHER to make a difference in our community.

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Since 1993

Real. Personal. Medicine.

Our society is dominated by challenging lifestyle decisions every day. Do we eat fast food or a salad? Do we exercise or try to spend time with our kids? Over time, these decisions add up and can result in difficult health conditions. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can easily creep up on us. These are the major risk factors for vascular disease.

Making matters worse, many people in our society, and in South Texas specifically, do not have ACCESS to healthy food options. The hardships of poverty and struggling socioeconomic situations make it very difficult to get back on track with a healthy lifestyle. We understand, and we will do everything we can to help.

It is our mission to provide quality care to the entire vascular patient by challenging every member of our organization to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.


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Reminder to stay active daily!

Exercise and moving the muscles keeps the blood flowing in the legs and prevent blockages in the arteries and veins.

In these photos, you can see a great way to stay active using the pictured exercise equipment. These machines can be found on Amazon for $40 and are a creative way to stay active, especially for the elderly! #DailyReminder #StayingActive #BloodFlow

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The SAVE Team is thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas Gianis!
We are looking forward to welcoming him along with Dr. Amber Ritenour this August.

With TWO new providers starting soon, we continue our mission to provide quality care to the entire vascular patient by challenging every member of our organization to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.
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We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Amber Ritenour to The SAVE Team! Swipe to learn more about the all-impressive new provider starting this August. We look forward to introducing her to our community and all we will accomplish together!
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2 months ago

San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic

Better health starts with education 🗣
Our providers Nydia Gonzales NP and Carolina Calvo PA educating our Westside community this week in English AND Spanish! We work daily to inform our community of the risks of PAD to do our part in lowering the rates of amputations.
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