Limb Amputation Prevention in Lakeland, FL

Save your leg… save your life.

Lakeland Vascular Institute offers timely and efficient outpatient treatment for patients at risk for lower extremity amputation. In fact, we may be able to save your leg even if you’ve been told you need an amputation.

Amputations are on the rise in Polk County, and we at Lakeland Vascular Institute are determined to reverse this disturbing trend. That’s why we offer minimally invasive treatments—performed on an outpatient basis—to open blood vessels in the legs and help restore blood flow to the legs and feet. For those who are simply at risk, this can help prevent a future amputation. For those with more advanced disease and who are told an amputation is needed, our treatment options may not only save your leg, but can give you the ability to start using your leg again and help to increase its stability.

Why is minimally invasive, outpatient treatment important?

It means you can be seen and treated sooner, which can make all the difference if you are suffering from cyanosis, abscess, cellulitis, ischemic pain or gangrene. You can avoid a hospital admission, surgery and a lengthy recovery, and the higher risks of infection and complications that can come with that. Finally, our doctors are among the nation’s leading experts when it comes to limb salvage and are specially trained in the use of the latest, state-of-the-art technology to prevent unwanted or unnecessary amputations.

If you’ve received a grim diagnosis, you may have more options than you think.

Significant advancements have been made in the treatment of lower limb ischemia caused by peripheral artery disease, diabetes or neuropathy. Our fellowship-trained doctors have received years of advanced training and continue to stay abreast of new developments in the field. They are always available to provide a second opinion if you’ve been told you need an amputation.

Preserving your limb could mean preserving your life.

Having a lower limb amputation nearly doubles your risk of dying after the surgery. It increases morbidity (your risk of remaining unhealthy) one year after surgery from 14% to 47%1
Timing is everything! If you’ve been told you’re at risk for amputation, we invite you to consult with us. And if you’ve been told you need an amputation, we can schedule you for an immediate evaluation within 24 hours to find out if you’re a candidate for one of our minimally invasive treatments and limb amputation prevention.


  1. Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery 14 (2012) 543–547 31 January 2012