Got Poor Circulation? Leg pain? Leg Cramps? Cold Feet? Lawrence Schmetterer MD FACS Thoracic & Vascular Surgery shares the types of tests you can discuss with your doctor to determine if you have blocked arteries in your legs (Peripheral Artery Disease | PAD).
Posted by Lawrence Schmetterer MD FACS Thoracic & Vascular Surgery on Monday, February 24, 2020
Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer MD FACS Thoracic & Vascular Surgery discusses a procedure used to restore blood flow to the lower leg called a “FemPop” bypass. He talks about when a doctor may decide this is the next best option when all endovascular techniques are exhausted. He also shares what questions to ask your doctor before getting on the table for surgery.
ABOUT SCHMETTERER M.D.
Lawrence Schmetterer, M.D., F.A.C.S. is one of the top and most trusted vascular surgeons in Youngstown and Warren, Ohio. He’s been practicing medicine for over 34-years and sees patients in Youngstown, Austintown, Boardman, and Salem, Ohio, with hospital privileges at all the area’s major hospitals including Mercy Boardman and Youngstown’s St. Elizabeth Hospital, The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods, Salem Community Hospital, and Steward – Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Dr. Schmetterer is known for treating Venous Disease, including varicose veins. Additionally specializing in Thoracic, Arterial, Venous, and Mediastinal Disease.