Modern Vascular is building on the success of its first San Antonio office, which celebrated the completion of its 1,000th successful endovascular procedure in August.
FREMONT, CA: Modern Vascular, a pioneering medical group dedicated to preventing amputation through the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), announced the expansion of its national footprint to 12 clinics with the opening of a second office in San Antonio, Texas.
September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Month, giving this new opening additional meaning. PAD affects approximately 8-12 million Americans and senior citizens or those with a history of diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol may be at risk for PAD. Additionally, the rate of lower limb amputation due to PAD is high, as is the rate of death following amputation.
"We are thrilled to see the success we have had preventing amputations at Modern Vascular in San Antonio," said Yury Gampel, CEO, Modern Vascular. "There is still more work to be done to increase awareness of PAD and the outpatient treatment options that are available. We look forward to continuing to serve the San Antonio area, where the need remains great.
The new office's Managing Physician is Dr. Jeffrey Martinez, a native of San Antonio and a board-certified Vascular Surgeon with additional training in Endovascular Surgery. Karen M Summy MSN ACNS-BC, a U. S. Army veteran, is the Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 20 years of experience treating vascular and cardiovascular disease in San Antonio and South Texas. The Clinical Director of the new office is Cecily Hanna, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and the Regional Director is Helen Miller, MHA, BSN RN, each of whom has more than five years of experience working directly with Dr. Martinez.
"The development of minimally invasive therapies to treat Peripheral Artery Disease has greatly advanced over the last 10 years and I am proud to be helping Modern Vascular continue and expand on these advances," said Dr. Martinez. "I have deep roots in San Antonio and I'm committed to the care of patients in our community. We have already had a positive impact in saving lower limbs for patients in South Texas, and I am looking forward to increasing that positive impact as we give more people hope to continue a normal life."
PAD is a serious condition, and treatment should not be put off. All of Modern Vascular's clinics have rigorous COVID-19 protection protocols, including enhanced cleaning and employee screenings consistent with CDC guidelines. The company also offers telehealth consultations, and each facility has a dedicated lab where contagious diseases are not treated.