SPOTLIGHT ON DR. NEEL PATEL

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Neel Patel, MD is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist who practices in Decatur at Minimally Invasive Center of Atlanta. He specializes in new advanced minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions such as poor leg circulation and women’s uterine fibroids. He has grown up in the Stone Mountain area since childhood and enjoys serving the local community.

POOR LEG CIRCULATION

People who have diabetes and/or smokers for some time are particularly at risk for having blockages in the arteries in their legs. This is termed Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Symptoms can include leg cramping when walking that improves after resting for a few minutes, leg pain/ cramping while resting or sleeping, foot wounds/ulcers that are slow to heal or do not heal, or one leg/foot that is cooler in temperature than the other leg/foot. Dr. Patel performs new minimally invasive techniques to open the blockages in the leg arteries. He is one of the few doctors in Atlanta who performs these advanced techniques. These new techniques have helped prevent limb amputation in those with severe disease. Dr. Patel performs these minimally invasive procedures in his office and patients are sent home the same day. For more information, visit www.legatlanta.com.

FIBROIDS

Traditionally, women with uterine fibroids have been treated with invasive surgical procedures such as hysterectomy or myomectomy. Many patients with symptomatic fibroids are not offered an alternate to surgery by their doctors. It has been reported that thousands of unnecessary surgeries are performed every year in the United States for fibroids. A newer less invasive procedure to treat symptomatic fibroids in certain patients is called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). This procedure involves a catheter (a small tube less than 5mm in diameter) inserted into the arteries that feed the fibroids. Tiny beads that are barely visible to the eye are injected into the fibroids causing them to shrivel. Dr. Patel performs this procedure in his office and patients are sent home same day. For more information, visit www.thefibroidprocedure.com.

 

He accepts all insurances. Dr. Patel is located at: 5040 Snapfinger Woods Drive Suite 206 Decatur, GA 30035 For an appointment, call (404) 977-1238.

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