Amputation Prevention

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Overview

Drs. David Swain and Desmond Bell are passionate about preventing amputation for their patients. They utilize the latest advancements in wound care management, which increases the likelihood of wound healing and potentially preventing an amputation.

Why choose the Amputation Prevention Center at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute?

Our amputation prevention center is the first of its kind. We have a team of board-certified cardiologists and wound care specialists ready to work together to prevent arterial blockages, which may result in amputation. Our wound care specialists utilize a variety of testing resources to detect the blockage, and then transition the patient’s care to one of our cardiologists who can determine a personalized treatment plan for healing and prevention.
The amputation prevention center at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute offers:

  • Our own outpatient catheterization lab, which offers the highest quality of patient care at a lower cost
  • A multispecialty approach to wound care management all managed under one roof
  • A commitment to advancing medicine through research
  • A team of physicians who are dedicated and passionate about preventing amputation

Treatment Options

Our physicians develop a personalized treatment plan specific to each patient’s condition to relieve pain, decrease recovery time, and ultimately heal the wound.
Our Wound Care Specialists are experienced in diagnosing:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Other non-healing wounds of the legs and feet

Additionally, we provide a range of treatments such as:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
  • Skin grafts
  • Amniotic membrane therapies
  • Vascular testing
  • Early endovascular intervention
  • Preventative surgery

TMP_6927Patient Testimonials

“In less than 2 years of being diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD), they told me I needed to prepare for amputation because I had developed gangrene in the foot. Dr. Bell sent me to an Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Yazan Khatib, who confirmed he could help me. Dr. Khatib started cleaning out my arteries and stenting, putting stents in my legs and my heart. He was not going to stop. He told me, ‘I can fix this.’ I can’t tell you how overwhelmed I was, knowing I was so close to amputation, that there was actually help out there.”

-Carla Urff

“I was on my way to the amputation table. Dr. Khatib saved my leg. The First Coast Cardiovascular team was magnificent. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.”

–William Cassels








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