“We’re passionate about helping people understand PAD and get the treatment they deserve to return to the life they love.”
The team of highly trained, medical specialists at Modern Vascular want you to know, if you’re suffering from leg pain or a wound that doesn’t seem to heal, you may have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). They are highly trained and experienced in limb-saving, minimally invasive, personalized PAD treatment. One of 17 locations across the country (including four in Texas), Modern Vascular in Fort Worth brings that cutting-edge technology right here to our community. No wonder their Managing Physician, Dr. Gary Allen, was voted Best Vascular Doctor for Living Magazine’s 2022 Reader’s Choice awards in Northeast Tarrant County and Keller.
Board certified in vascular and interventional radiology with over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Gary Allen is performing interventional radiology procedures at Modern Vascular in Fort Worth with a specialized interest in PAD. He’s passionate about helping people understand PAD and get the treatment they deserve to return to the life they love.
“Peripheral arterial disease affects over 8 million Americans,” Dr. Allen said. “Risk factors include age, diabetes, smoking, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol.” To determine whether you’re at risk for PAD, Dr. Allen and his team invite you to complete a free PAD Risk Assessment Quiz on ModernVascular.com.
Dr. Allen explains it like this, “Peripheral arterial disease is the excessive buildup of atherosclerotic plaque, which can significantly narrow or even completely block the vessels that carry blood to the limbs. In its worst form, termed critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients have severe pain, wounds that are difficult to heal, and/or gangrene. Left untreated, these patients are at high risk of amputation.”
At Modern Vascular amputation is absolutely a last resort. “Treatment options include endovascular intervention and in some advanced cases, surgical bypass,” Dr. Allen said. “We employ the most advanced, minimally invasive endovascular treatment to improve blood flow. This treatment involves placing a small catheter into the artery, cleaning out the plaque-termed atherectomy, balloon angioplasty, and sometimes stenting of the blood vessels. Modern Vascular in Fort Worth has all the latest and most advanced tools for this treatment.”
Additionally, Dr. Allen and other Modern Vascular clinics perform procedures for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, uterine fibroids, and problems with the deep veins of the leg and pelvis. Genicular artery embolization (GAE) is a procedure that helps reduce pain for anyone suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive alternative for patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids.
Dr. Allen completed his residency and fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch and is happy to have joined Modern Vascular in Fort Worth. For him, medicine is all about commitment to his patients, dedication to healing their wounds, preventing amputation, and giving them a better quality of life.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation at Modern Vascular in Fort Worth, call (817) 989-2580. Or schedule an initial consultation at (866) 4PAD-HELP or (866) 472-3435. With help from an experienced doctor like Dr. Allen, you’re one step closer to feeling like yourself again.