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  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service

    The Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service at Massachusetts General Hospital treats peripheral nerve injuries, tumors and other disorders affecting the network of nerves that link the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body.

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News

  • Patient Spotlight: Understanding PAD - 10/6/2008, Mass General

    Eugene Tarsky, 73, had never heard of peripheral artery disease (PAD) when he was first diagnosed three years ago. Though the news was troubling, careful monitoring by doctors and a commitment to reducing his risk factors have kept him healthy and free from complications.

  • Pushing through the miles and beating vascular disease - 10/2/2008, Mass General

    Every year Janice Williams, a 41-year-old dental assistant, runs a 10K to support breast cancer research. In 2001, she finished the race in just 46 minutes, 53 seconds. In 2006, her finishing time slowed down to over 1 hour, 7 minutes.

  • Man gets walking to improve blood flow and overall health - 10/1/2008, Mass General

    Eugene Tarsky, 73, had never heard of peripheral artery disease (PAD) when he was first diagnosed three years ago. But careful monitoring by doctors and a commitment to reducing his risk factors have kept him healthy and free from complications.

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Patient Education

  • Designing an Exercise Program

    When you exercise, you'll breathe faster and more deeply. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood.

  • Healthy Eating

    Many vascular conditions can be improved by changing certain lifestyle factors. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of many factors. If you are trying to make heart-healthy changes to your diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition, starting with the components of food.

  • Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease

    Diseases caused by smoking kill more than 437,900 people in the United States each year. Around 35 percent of these deaths were cardiovascular related.

Video

  •  Dr. Michael Jaff

    CNN segment on Peripheral Arterial Disease featuring Dr. Michael Jaff

    Dr. Michael Jaff, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, is featured in a CNN segment on Peripheral Arterial Disease.

  • Talk with your doctor about PAD

    Talk with your doctor about peripheral artery disease

    Deborah Hines, NP, encourages talking with your doctor about peripheral artery disease, a circulatory condition in which arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis reduce blood flow to the limbs, particularly to the legs and arms.

  • Recognize the symptoms of PAD

    Recognize the symptoms of peripheral artery disease

    Michael Jaff, DO, encourages the public to recognize the symptoms of peripheral artery disease, a circulatory condition in which arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis reduce blood flow to the limbs, particularly to the legs and arms.

  • Michael Jaff, DO

    Michael Jaff, DO, discusses diabetes and its potential complications, such as peripheral artery disease

    Michael Jaff, DO, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, says that if you have diabetes, your odds are 1 in 3 of developing peripheral artery disease, with potentially serious consequences. Learn more about why peripheral artery disease often goes undetected, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

  • Prevailing over PAD: Jim's Story

    Prevailing over PAD: Jim's Story

    Jim O’Brien started to experience pain in his legs and difficulty walking, even short distances. He visited Dr. Douglas Drachman at Mass General, who diagnosed him with peripheral artery disease (PAD). While treating Jim for PAD, Mass General found and diagnosed him with liver cancer. The team of doctors collaborated closely to balance the treatment of both diseases.