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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Est. February 2018

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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Patients and Family

Do you or someone you know have peripheral arterial disease? Would you like more information or to schedule an appointment? Use this secure form to contact us and we'll get back to you at your convenience.

Referring Physicians

Use our HIPAA-Compliant referral form to request an appointment for your patient. We'll confirm receipt and get back to you with a date and time for your records. New Patients and Urgent appointments can be seen as soon as the same day.

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As state funding continues to decrease for public education Southside ISD Education Foundation raises money for student scholarships, teacher innovation grants, and many other projects that help expand educational opportunities for SISD students. The SAVE team had enormous fun supporting the foundations 1st Annual Bingo Night!
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As state funding continues to decrease for public education Southside ISD Education Foundation raises money for student scholarships, teacher innovation grants, and many other projects that help expand educational opportunities for SISD students. The SAVE team had enormous fun supporting the foundations 1st Annual Bingo Night! 
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In efforts to promote healthy lifestyles the SAVE team enjoyed some fresh air and exercise this weekend with South Texas Business Partnership
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In efforts to promote healthy lifestyles the SAVE team enjoyed some fresh air and exercise this weekend with South Texas Business Partnership
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Dr. Gianis and our Community Development team doing their part to spread PAD awareness to the seniors in our community
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Good start to a new year! Listed as a Top Doctor for Vascular Surgery in the Jan/Feb issue of San Antonio Magazine. Big Thanks to our wonderful patients and the SAVE team!
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Congratulations, you are AMAZING πŸ‘ ❀️

You’ll always be top vascular doc in SA to me. Best staff as well

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Awesome, Congratulations!! We are lucky to have you on the Southside.

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This years SAVE Hero Employees have gone above and beyond for our patients and their contributions to our team. They are committed to quality care, compassionate and an overall joy to be around! Thank you ladies, for you being you πŸ†πŸ’•πŸ†
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This years SAVE Hero Employees have gone above and beyond for our patients and their contributions to our team. They are committed to quality care, compassionate and an overall joy to be around! Thank you ladies, for you being you πŸ†πŸ’•πŸ†
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Tis the Season! πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ€ΆπŸΌ with
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UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine offers top tier educational experiences
Dr. Thomas Gianis and PA Alexia Follingstad joined the students @UIWSOM for their Grand Rounds, providing factual information & tips on best practices when caring for vascular patients. #UIWSOM
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UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine offers top tier educational experiences
Dr. Thomas Gianis and PA Alexia Follingstad joined the students @UIWSOM for their Grand Rounds, providing factual information & tips on best practices when caring for vascular patients. #UIWSOM
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