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Foot Center and Vascular Surgery

Comprehensive Care for Arterial and Venous Systems

As one of the premiere research and education vascular surgery programs, BIDMC and the Joslin Clinic provide superior comprehensive services for all problems of the arterial and venous systems.

Our vascular team recognizes the urgent need for diabetic patients to thoroughly manage both their vascular and arterial care. Data have shown that approximately 15-20% of all diabetes patients are hospitalized because of vascular problems - primarily foot problems. If vascular issues are left untreated and unmanaged, patients face the high risk of amputation of the lower extremities.

Multidisciplinary Team of Physicians

Our medical specialists have the expertise in the treatment of the diabetic foot and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians specializing in:

  • Podiatry
  • Vascular surgery
  • Infectious disease
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic/reconstructive surgery
  • Diabetology

Participate in Novel and Pioneering Research Studies

Renowned for participating in novel and pioneering research studies, the medical team utilizes novel treatments, including vascular bypass techniques and reconstructive foot surgery procedures.

Full Range of Services for Lower Extremity Complications

In both the inpatient and outpatient setting, the Joslin/BIDMC Foot Center provides a full range of services for treating lower extremity complications including: 

  • Comprehensive foot care and treatment for people with diabetes
  • Prevention of lower-extremity amputations
  • Treatment of sever, acute and chronic infections of the foot
  • Treatment for peripheral vascular disease
  • Treatment for ulcerations
  • Prevention of complications of diabetes through regular maintenance and care of corns, calluses, nails and follow-up care for ulcerations
  • Revascularization procedures for diabetic lower extremities to provide for healing of ulcerations
  • Trauma care (fractures, dislocations, contusions, burns, deep lacerations, ruptured or torn ligaments)
  • Plastic and reconstructive lower-extremity surgery
  • Surgical treatment for structural deformities
  • Orthotic devices
  • Diabetes education

Contact Information

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Building
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-9344
617-667-7060