Cost of Foot Arterial Patency
What does Occlusion of Leg Arteries mean?
Occlusion of arteries is the case of circulatory deficiencies as a result of stopping or decreasing blood access to different parts of the body, and significantly affects the feet and legs due to preventing the arrival of blood carried with food and oxygen to the limbs; This makes the patient feel pain especially during walking long distances.
What are the causes of Occlusion of Leg arteries?
There are many factors that lead to deposition and accumulation of fat on the walls of blood vessels, thereby narrowing them and affecting their work in getting blood to the feet efficiently, including:
Smoking, Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia, Aging, Heart disease, lack of movement and physical activity, in addition to genetic causes.
What are the Symptoms of the Occlusion of Leg Arteries?
The patient may not feel any symptoms in the early stages of the disease, and in case of symptoms appearance, the patient will feel pain in the legs during walking fast, going up the stairs and going down the stairs and the pain will be relieved after stopping for a rest.
The patient also feels pain and numbness in the legs during rest hours, especially at night; Which can sometimes prevent him from sleeping.
The feet are also exposed to injuries and ulcers that are difficult to be healed as a result of poor blood access to the limbs. The appearance of the skin is pale and tends to be blue. The patient also feels coldness on the bottom of the feet.
Treatment of Arterial Occlusion:
Occlusion of leg arteries are treated through a catheter inserted into the occlusion place and carried at the end a balloon inflated to expand the tightness in the artery, and a stent is placed to maintain the artery open; Which ensures it doesn't get occluded again.
Leg Arterial Patency Surgery:
1. Initially, angiography is done to determine the length and place of the occlusion of leg arteries.
2. The doctor uses the catheter to enter the blocked artery, where the catheter carries a precise wire that crosses the occlusion inside the artery and this is followed up by screens visualizing the artery from the inside.
3. The artery is enlarged by a balloon. If the enlargement does not respond, the stents are used to keep the artery open to allow blood and oxygen to flow to the feet.
4. The artery is eventually photographed with the dye to ensure that the expansion occurs and the occlusion is removed.
The bypass of foot arteries is done with local anaesthesia and is a simple and uncomplicated surgery that takes about an hour. The patient can then return home on the same day with a commitment to rest, and life activities can be performed from the day after the operation.
What is the Cost of the Foot Arterial Patency Surgery?
The cost of the Foot Arterial Patency Surgery depends on the efficiency of the Vascular Surgeon. The cost of the Foot Arterial Patency Surgery is also determined according to the quality and efficiency of the tools used. Dr Waleed El-Daly offers the best way to treat arterial occlusion by applying a peripheral catheter and installing newer and more efficient stents, if necessary.
How to Avoid the Dangers of Leg Arterial Patency Surgery?
The seriousness of the Leg Arterial Patency Surgery can be avoided by some steps:
First: Selection of a surgeon with extensive experience in this type of operation such as Dr. Waleed El-Daly Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery and Diabetic Foot Treatment at Cairo University.
Second: Know the type and quality of tools used in the surgery and determine the level of the health service in the place allocated for the procedure.
Can Leg Arteries be prevented from Arteriosclerosis?
Yes, Arteriosclerosis of leg arteries can be prevented by controlling risk factors, such as a healthy diet, maintaining an ideal weight, quitting smoking, regular exercise, and controlling blood glucose levels for diabetic patients.