The SL2 Program at St. Luke's Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke's Hospital is designed to significantly reduce the risk and need of limb amputations resulting from vascular disease.
By detecting vascular disease and diabetes at their earliest stages, health care providers participating in the SL2 Program work together to effectively manage and treat the diseases, and as a result, help individuals…
Providers at the SL2 Program strive to create an environment where hospitalists, nurses and emergency room providers can interact and rely on the specialists at the SL2 Program to address the unique concerns of those at-risk of amputation. The collaborative goal: to significantly reduce the risk and need of amputations.
The SL2 Program offers each individual a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, which includes:
The SL2 Program utilizes the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of physicians — including podiatrists, wound-certified physicians and endovascular doctors — along with the latest innovations in technology and medicine to deliver a highly effective limb preserving approach to those at-risk of amputation. Each provider within the SL2 Program is fully committed to providing total patient-centered care and education aimed at saving limbs, and ultimately, saving and improving lives.
Many times, an external foot wound leads to the discovery of an underlying health condition, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD) or diabetes. The podiatrists at Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians work closely with patients to implement limb loss prevention strategies.
When needed, podiatrists collaborate with cardiologists and wound care specialists to manage all other aspects of a patient’s health and wellness — in short, deliver total patient care.
Podiatry’s Role in the SL2 Program:
Critical limb ischemia (CLI), an advanced form of PAD, can lead to ulcers and gangrene — which can ultimately lead to amputation. To reduce the risk of amputation, the wound care specialists at Arizona Wound Centers at St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital work promptly to investigative a patient’s wound and determine the most effective treatment plan, such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Taking a holistic approach, wound care physicians work closely with cardiology and podiatry specialists who can provide care for the patients’ underlying health issues. In short, deliver total patient care.
Wound Care’s Role in the SL2 Program:
For patients diagnosed with PAD, CLI or venous insufficiency, the team of vascular physicians at Phoenix Heart Center and Advanced Heart and Vascular Institute work together to treat the disease and revascularize the affected limb using innovative, less invasive techniques. This helps heal wounds and improves function in the affected limb.
Should PAD or CLI affect a patient’s foot or result in chronic wounds, vascular specialists at Phoenix Heart Center and Advanced Heart and Vascular Institute work closely with podiatry and wound care specialists to deliver total patient care.
Vascular Care's Role in the SL2 Program: