What is PAD? Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) develops when excessive plaque accumulates in the arteries. As a result, blood flow is restricted, especially in the lower extremities such as the legs, feet, and ankles. Patients afflicted with PAD will typically receive arterial treatments or peripheral arterial treatment to help restore their weakened arteries and are encouraged by their physicians to practice healthy habits at home to combat the painful and potentially life-threatening symptoms associated with [...]
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Millions of people are afflicted with vascular skin conditions, such as spider veins, reticular veins, rosacea, and telangiectasia. These conditions result in broken blood vessels, lesions, and discoloration. Individuals affected by these dermatological conditions usually report self-consciousness and reduced confidence, which affects the quality of their lives considerably. Treatment options have been limited to medical procedures such as surgery, sclerotherapy, and electrosurgery that often have adverse side effects. The Excel V laser system is a [...]
Pedes Orange County is pleased to announce the incorporation of a new staff member into our multidisciplinary team of medical professionals to accommodate the growth of our thriving practice. Jalil Kalantari, M.D., MSc, is a vascular and embolization specialist who utilizes his expertise to focus on endovascular procedures. For his undergraduate education, Dr. Kalantari attended the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Upon completion in 2008, he graduated with Dean’s List honors. He earned his [...]
Everyone experiences occasional muscle tenderness or joint pain. Sometimes it can be from stress, fatigue, or even dehydration. Most of the time, slight muscle aches are nothing to be too worried about. However, symptoms as common as these can, occasionally, warrant some cause for concern. Osteoarthritis, also known as the “wear and tear” disease, is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee affects millions of people worldwide. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage begins [...]
As people age, certain health problems are almost inevitable. Hearing loss, achy joints, and even cognitive decline soon become a part of life. Another condition that may come with age-related health concerns is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Also called BPH, it affects more than 3 million men in America every year. The prostate gland is located just beneath the bladder. Serving as a transportation system for the body’s urine supply, the urethra is a tube that [...]
As women approach the height of their childbearing years, they can begin to experience heavy menstruation cycles, extended menstruation cycles, pelvic pain, back pain, leg pain, and difficult urination. These symptoms can be alarming for young women, but what could be causing them? The answer is likely Uterine Fibroids. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous, muscular tumors that grow within the walls of the uterus. Fibroids are extremely common, with over 200,000 cases in the U.S. [...]
We want to make sure that you receive the best possible care throughout your entire treatment at Pedes. We may provide a nurse to come to your home before and after your procedure to take labs and make sure that everything is properly prepared for your speedy recovery. We may also ask that you return to Pedes Orange County in order to monitor your progress and follow up on any other treatments that may [...]
Please feel free to call us at any time. Our nurses and doctors are always available and eager to answer any questions you may have. We also place a high priority on communicating with other physicians in your care network. We are committed to working closely with your referring doctor and other specialists you see so that everyone is on the same page.
Our goal is to teach you everything you need to know about your vascular disease and how we plan to safely and effectively get you back on your feet. We make sure we spend enough time with you in the office walking through our recommended steps for treatment so that you feel comfortable and ready to take the next steps. We have also provided extensive information here on Pedes Orange County's website so that you [...]