Amputations are performed because tissue in the leg or foot is diseased, severely infected, or dead and is unable to heal properly. This surgery also keeps the disease from spreading throughout the body and become life-threatening. Amputation is a final option in treatment to restore a person’s ability to function and improve his or her overall health. 

Tissue damage can be caused by a single cause or a combination, including:

  • Non-healing foot ulcer

  • Reduced blood flow due to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

  • Severe infection due to wounds

Short-Term – A pressure dressing will be applied immediately after surgery to prevent swelling and aid the healing process. Physical Therapy (PT) will begin soon after surgery to prevent joint and muscle tightness and improve overall strength. PT will also educate and provide patient needed skills, such as transferring between a bed and a chair.

Long-Term – If needed, several months after surgery, a patient’s limb may be ready for a prosthetic and would be referred to an orthotist who specializes in them.  

Losing a limb is life-changing experience, so it is normal to feel a full range of emotions, including sadness and anger. Vascular Tyler will assist you through this dramatic procedure and make a variety of resources available to you.  

Vascular Tyler is fully equipped to treat arterial and venous diseases and conditions, including a leading-edge surgical suite, endovascular suite, and onsite vascular lab. We also providing non-surgical repair of varicose and spider veins in our own in-house vein clinic. 

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Minimally invasive treatments performed at Vascular Tyler provide a positive patient experience and better outcomes. These treatments typically result in less trauma, bleeding and post-operative pain; risk reduction of infection or scarring; a shorter recovery period; and a quicker return to your normal life.

Surgical Procedures

Vascular Tyler’s board-certified surgeons perform onsite vascular and endovascular surgeries, as well as minor in-office general surgery procedures. Plus, our robotic surgical technology allows us to offer a series of laparoscopic procedures, making hernia repairs, colon resections and gallbladder surgery minimally invasive for the patients.

Medical Treatments

Additional medical treatments focus on conditions that include claudication (cramping leg pain), chronic venous insufficiency, diabetic and venous ulcers, carotid artery disease, lymphedema (build-up of fluid in soft body tissues) and Raynaud’s Syndrome (decreased blood flow to the fingers).


The Patient Experience

Dr. Robbins looked at my imaging and made an appointment that same day for me to come in. At Vascular Tyler, it’s just like a family environment every time I come in here. If I have to go the doctor’s (office), this is where I want to go.
L. Cunningham, Patient
We don’t want to spend a whole lot of time with rehabilitation or in some sort of medical facility, so it was great discovering that there’s only little or no downtime. It was a matter of hours instead of days or weeks.
B. Finch, Patient
I had excruciating pain and was told I needed a knee replacement. But Dr. Robbins said I just need vascular surgery. They gave me relief from my pain, and they’re kind and interested in you as a patient and a person. This is the place to come.
M. Finch, Patient

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