Dr. Deepak Hooda Performs First Vascular Procedure of Its Kind in the Area
Reynolds Memorial Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the area to offer a minimally-invasive treatment for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg, a debilitating condition causing leg pain, weakness, leg ulcers and potentially gangrene.
Pioneering the new approach is Dr. Deepak Hooda, who successfully performed the first procedure at Reynolds Memorial Hospital by entering the treatment through the patient’s wrist, or radial artery, instead of the groin area. Dr. Hooda explained entering through the wrist offers many benefits for the patient, such as increased patient comfort level, less risk of bleeding, and a shorter hospital stay.
Peripheral arterial disease is also associated with a dramatic increase in the risk for heart attack and stroke.
“Many people don’t realize that peripheral artery disease in the legs is often connected to health conditions in other parts of the body, especially in the heart,” said Dr. Hooda.
Dr. Deepak Hooda is an interventional cardiologist and is trained in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. He is part of the Reynolds Memorial Hospital Center for Cardiovascular Care, Suite 300 in the Marshall County Professional Building. His office number is (304) 845-3560.
Reynolds Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit, acute-care community hospital located in Glen Dale, WV. The facility is governed by a 27-member volunteer board of directors and licensed for 90 Acute Care Beds and a 20-bed Skilled Nursing Unit.