Amputation Prevention Center
Saving Limbs with State-of-the-Art Care
Diabetes affects more than 26 million people in the U.S. – and it can result in complications that can cost a lower leg or foot. If you or someone you love is at risk for diabetes, take the test, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
For patients at risk for lower extremity amputation, the state-of-the-art Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital can save and restore limb function and return patients to the lives they deserve. The APC is the only center of its kind on the West coast that solely focuses on preserving limbs.
The Amputation Prevention Center brings a unique and highly effective collaborative approach to limb preservation with:
- A tightly integrated team comprised of leading podiatric and vascular surgeons, working together to save limbs
- Leading-edge technology and equipment including one of the region’s only hydroscalpels (to treat diabetic foot wounds), 3D wound cameras, skin oxygen sensors, thermal imaging, and an advanced new operating room suite
- The latest revascularization treatments and procedures to restore maximum blood flow to those with poor circulation
- Podiatric surgeons specializing in Charcot foot (softening of the bones) reconstruction to restore function to the foot and reduce the risk of amputation
- Wound healing and wound management techniques including early intervention, negative pressure wound therapy, and wound closure
- State-of-the-art 4,000 square foot center featuring innovative circular design to accommodate patients with limited mobility, in a hospital setting with 24/7 access to emergency care
We invite you to learn more about the Amputation Prevention Center’s innovative, integrated and successful approach to limb preservation. Contact us at 877.220.FOOT(3668).