Diabetes-Related Vascular Care

Vascular Medicine
Vascular Medicine

Diabetes is a leading risk factor for any form of vascular disease, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. Whether it’s caring for leg and foot issues, wound care, dealing with vascular kidney problems, or simply helping with ports and access to dialysis, NewYork-Presbyterian’s vascular specialists are dedicated to the care of patients living with diabetes.

We offer advanced approaches to treating and managing diabetes-related vascular conditions, including the latest noninvasive diagnostic tests, minimally invasive treatment options, and prevention strategies. Combined with the cutting-edge technologies and vast resources available at our two renowned medical centers – NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center – you’ll receive top-notch care that’s tailored to you.

Diabetes-Related Vascular Conditions We Treat

Peripheral artery disease (PAD): Results from the build-up of plaque (fatty deposits) in the arteries and reduces blood flow to the feet and legs. PAD is a risk factor for people with diabetes, which increases plaque buildup. Intermittent claudication, leg pain that comes on with walking and goes away with rest, is an early symptom of PAD.

Critical limb ischemia - Some patients with PAD progress to chronic limb-threatening ischemia, an advanced stage of PAD in combination with pain, gangrene, or a lower limb ulceration.

Foot or leg ulcers - Foot or leg ulcers can be a result or complication of PAD.

Renal (kidney) artery disease - Diabetes affects the blood vessels of the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure and the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Vascular Access for Dialysis

Diabetes affects the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. Patients with failing kidneys have been sustained by hemodialysis, or dialysis for short – the process of removing the blood from the body, filtering it through a machine, and returning it back to the body. At NewYork-Presbyterian, our vascular specialists work closely with specialists in nephrology, diabetes, and others to ensure that patients who need vascular access receive prompt and seamless care.

Why Choose Us

Expertise in vascular care

NewYork-Presbyterian is a leader in the field of vascular care, with a long tradition of expertise, innovation, and leadership. Our vascular specialists are board certified in vascular or endovascular medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology. They have expertise in diagnosing and treating abnormalities of the vascular/circulation system, including diabetes-related vascular disorders, offering the highest level of specialized care and advanced therapies. Our vascular specialists are internationally known for the treatment of these conditions using minimally invasive therapies.

Individualized and holistic care

At NewYork-Presbyterian, our vascular specialists offer individualized and holistic care, tailoring your treatment to your medical history, lifestyle, and wellness goals. Our goal is to understand your condition and then treat it in a way that improves your lifestyle and prevents future vascular problems. We work closely with our patients and referring physicians to coordinate a personalized treatment plan for every patient. We are especially skilled in diagnostic imaging, vascular medicine, and minimally invasive procedures that allow for shorter and less painful recovery times.

Multidisciplinary team approach

Vascular conditions can affect many areas of the body and may require input from other specialists. Our physicians collaborate with other world-renowned experts at NewYork-Presbyterian, ensuring that you receive the care you need. Your healthcare team may include vascular and endovascular specialists, surgeons, cardiologists, and other specialists.

Propelling the field through research

At NewYork-Presbyterian, our vascular specialists have experience with even the most complex vascular conditions. We continue to drive research into innovative and groundbreaking potential treatments.