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Schaumburg doctor aims to prevent amputations

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  • Chicago Vascular Clinic specialist Dr. Parag Doshi is the first physician in Illinois to provide vascular care in his personalized outpatient lab in Schaumburg.The nationally recognized interventional cardiologist is dedicated to amputation prevention.

      Chicago Vascular Clinic specialist Dr. Parag Doshi is the first physician in Illinois to provide vascular care in his personalized outpatient lab in Schaumburg.The nationally recognized interventional cardiologist is dedicated to amputation prevention.
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Chicago Vascular Clinic specialist Dr. Parag Doshi is the first physician in Illinois to provide vascular care in his personalized outpatient lab.

The nationally recognized interventional cardiologist is dedicated to amputation prevention and has successfully treated over 5,500 patients who suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease. PAD is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries block the blood flow to arms and legs, causing numbness, leg pain, tissue damage and leading to amputation.

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As many as 12 million Americans, most over the age of 65, suffer from PAD, which is caused by the accumulation of plaque in peripheral arteries reducing blood flow. Left untreated, PAD can lead to severe pain, immobility, non-healing wounds and eventually amputation.

Patients at high risk include those who are obese or have diabetes, heart disease or other circulatory issues. Smokers are also at a higher risk, as are African Americans and Native Americans

Doshi founded the Chicago Vascular Clinic in 2012. The clinic is located in the heart of Schaumburg and provides patients the comfort of being treated for this debilitating disease in a personalized environment.

Patients who come to Dr. Doshi in search of symptom relief, the healing of foot ulcers and wounds or a second opinion to a previous diagnosis of amputation, get a full vascular evaluation and compassionate care in an intimate setting, unlike a large hospital.

Many patients who come to Dr. Doshi have fears of long overnight stays at the hospital and inadequate care. At the Chicago Vascular Clinic, all patients who have scheduled interventions are scheduled and go home the same day with most leaving a couple hours post procedure. This is in comparison to 23- to 48-hour overnight stays typically required in the hospital.

"Many of the patients we treat have an advanced form of PAD known as critical limb ischemia, or CLI," Doshi explained. "These patients often have complex, calcified lesions in their lower leg which are challenging to access and treat using the traditional treatment methods"

Calcium is present in about 65 percent of the 2.5 million people diagnosed annually with PAD and can lead to poor outcomes and higher treatment costs when traditional balloon and stent therapies are used.

Dr. Doshi has served his community for over 15 years and sought to prevent amputation of lower limbs at all costs. His facility is state-of-the-art and holds all of the most up-to-date technologies to tackle any level of peripheral arterial disease.

Doshi has saved thousands of limbs in his career and is well-known among his peers as a top peripheral and coronary specialist.

"Having a variety of treatment options allows us to treat more patients who may otherwise be facing amputation," he said.

Dr. Doshi is a board certified interventional cardiologist, cochairman of the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics Conference, and director of the Cardiac Catherization Lab at several Chicago-area hospitals.

For more information on the Chicago Vascular Clinic, visit the website http://chicagocardiology.com/ or call (847) 605-9500.

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