Male – Age 59
Researched Online and Referred Himself to Pedes for Recurring DVT and Severe Venous Disease
This engineer suffered a terrible motorcycle accident in which he shattered both legs, almost resulting in amputation. After over a decade of treatment, his bones healed, but the veins in his legs never did. Arterial flow down to the legs was healthy, but the damaged veins failed to bring blood back to the heart. He suffered from recurring life-threatening DVT, severe swelling, miserable pain, non-healing leg wounds, and recurring infections that robbed this man of his quality of life. He went to several specialists, but everyone said there was nothing they could do. After researching online, he found Pedes Orange County, was quickly diagnosed and taken in for venogram and intervention to restore the veins in his lower legs. Dr. Goldstein opened up the veins from both the bottom (upwards) and the top (downwards) with careful angioplasty and stenting to allow blood to flow back to the heart. His swelling and pain were eliminated, his infections and wounds began to heal, and he is now at a much lower risk of life-threatening DVT. After a decade of pain, he has his life back.