Bay Area Foot Care provides comprehensive foot and lower extremity wound care. Our doctors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of non-healing wounds of the lower extremity. These wounds include diabetic ulcerations, pressure ulcerations, venous ulcerations and arterial/ischemic ulcerations of the lower extremity.
We use the latest advances in wound care to treat our patients. The treatment of a slow or non-healing ulceration/wound starts with making the correct diagnosis as to the etiology of the ulceration. Without understanding the cause of the ulcer, one can’t treat the ulcer correctly. Our doctors use a systematic approach to wound care which includes the use of appropriate diagnostic tests.
During the initial evaluation visit, the patient will leave the clinic with a complete and thorough understanding of the underlying disease process that has caused the wound to remain open. We have saved thousands of limbs over the years with education and research efforts. In 2003 Dr. Alex Reyzelman opened the Center for Clinical Research. CCR partners with a wide range of pharmaceuticals, medical device companies, biotechnology, and contract research organizations to bring education and awareness of the positive benefits of clinical trials to patients, physicians, and the wider healthcare community.
Our doctors perform inpatient surgical procedures at local hospitals such as UCSF Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates, Summitt, San Ramon Regional, and St. Mary’s Medical centers. We work closely with vascular surgeons in a coordinated effort to prevent amputations. One such example of our treatment approach is working with UCSF Center for Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot. This center was established in 2011 and is led by Dr. Michael Conte and Dr. Alex Reyzelman.
We strongly believe that to prevent amputations, time is of the essence. The goal of treating the patient with an ulcer/wound of the lower extremity is to achieve complete healing as quickly as possible, preventing an amputation and at the same time allowing the patient to lead an active and pain-free lifestyle. Our philosophy in preventing amputations starts with a multi-disciplinary approach to management of complicated wounds. This multi-disciplinary approach pools the expertise of vascular surgeons, podiatrists, reconstructive microsurgeons, and other specialists to provide integrated, multidisciplinary, care for patients at high risk for foot and leg amputation, particularly diabetic patients. Getting evaluated by a vascular surgeon and a podiatrist simultaneously leads to a timely diagnosis and to a well-orchestrated treatment plan.