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Limb Salvage Program

The MaineHealth Limb Salvage program provides patients with limb-threatening PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) access to comprehensive revascularization treatments. Vascular disease and associated nerve damage can lead to non-healing wounds, infections, ischemia (where tissue is starved of oxygen) and tissue death. Such conditions, both complex and urgent, require coordinated action by a team with a wide-range of experience. 



Podcast: Know the Facts about Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. PAD usually affects the arteries in the legs, but it also can affect the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. Listen in as Elizabeth A Blazick, MD, a vascular surgeon at Maine Medical Center, discusses PAD.

Residency Program

Maine Medical Center’s integrated vascular surgery residency program is designed to provide graduated, incremental training in both vascular and core general surgery throughout the course of the program.

Provider Referrals

If you are a provider who would like to refer a patient for MaineHealth limb salvage services, please review our referral guidelines and call 207-662-8900.