If you have conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, vascular disease or artery disease, your lower limbs may be at risk of amputation. Diabetic wounds alone result in more than 80,000 amputations every year. Through early identification, treatment and prevention, our team of specialists helps you save your foot or leg.

We know how much worry and fear comes with the thought of losing a limb. Just as we’ve done for many patients, we’re here to guide you through this challenging time. Our experts explore every possible limb preservation treatment with you — and provide world-class care in the unfortunate event amputation becomes necessary.

Why Choose Us for Limb Preservation 

  • Regional leaders: As the region’s only limb preservation center, you get a level of care unavailable elsewhere. 
  • Personalized treatment plans: Your treatment plan is tailored to your unique health needs, even when multiple conditions are affecting your limbs.
  • Multidisciplinary care: Your care team includes experts from many medical disciplines, all working together to provide comprehensive care.
  • Highly-specialized team: Our team includes experts in podiatry, infectious disease, cardiology, vascular surgery, nutrition, behavioral health, cardiac rehabilitation and wound care using hyperbaric chambers.

Conditions We Treat

It’s important to control your symptoms when you have complex diseases like diabetes, vascular disease, renal disease, artery disease or neurological issues in your legs and feet. If you’ve noticed symptoms like skin breakdown, repeated lower limb infections or pain when walking, contact us today. Our team helps you address these issues, which may be present alongside the following conditions and symptoms:

  • Wounds or ulcers that won’t heal (like diabetic neuropathic ulcers)
  • Chronic infection in your foot
  • Numbness in your feet and legs
  • Skin discoloration ranging from pale to blue, red or black
  • Deformities in your toes or foot
  • Diabetic lower extremity wounds and deformities
  • Concurrent cardiovascular disease, or heart disease alongside other conditions
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD), where the arteries narrow and circulation is reduced
  • Venous stasis and ulcers, which occurs when blood pools in your veins
  • Any lower limb infection
Dr. John Santoro
Dr. John Santoro
“We provide not just treatment for limbs at risk, but also life altering methods for improved overall health, helping you become your best self. No program like this exists anywhere. The only additional element required is patient and family commitment.”

What to Expect

Your First Visit

Our physicians and podiatrists will discuss your concerns and symptoms before making a diagnosis. We’ll help you understand your condition and how our treatment options may be able to benefit you.


Our limb preservation program offers you a wide range of treatment options, including: 

  • Medication to treat infection and improve blood flow
  • Minimally invasive procedures (those with fewer incisions) to improve blood flow, including revascularization (surgery to restore blood flow to a body part)
  • Endovascular intervention, which treats blood vessels for conditions like PAD
  • Wound care, which may include hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Innovative therapy such as stem cell and bone marrow stimulation
  • Surgical options, including reconstructive surgery
  • Foot sparing partial amputations and reconstruction
  • Supportive cardiovascular wellness
  • Continual follow-up, monitoring and maintenance

Referral to Outpatient Care Program

To better support your health, we may refer you to the Cardiovascular Health and Wellness / Peripheral Artery Disease Program. This supervised outpatient program teaches you the skills to proactively manage your health and achieve a high quality of life. You’ll learn about physical conditioning, heart healthy nutrition and addressing life stressors.

How to Get Help

If you’ve noticed unusual symptoms in your feet or legs, contact us today. You can reach our limb preservation coordinator for more information at 951-704-1741.