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Diabetic Foot and Limb Preservation Center

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Outpatient Services

Management of diabetic foot and limb preservation

The Diabetic Foot & Limb Preservation Center is a unique wound care program focused on the foot and ankle through Outpatient Services at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital Plano. This specialized hospital department treats foot and ankle non-healing wounds with an emphasis on the diabetic foot ulcer. The multidisciplinary team is led by our Medical Director, board certified both in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery and in Wound Care. The Center provides both medical and surgical wound healing interventions.

The Center is dedicated to the functional preservation of the lower extremity. Its mission is to prevent major amputations through rapid wound healing following evidence-based medicine and proven research. Quality patient outcomes, through measurable healing rates, are significantly better than the national average, especially for diabetic foot ulcers.

The scope of the Center goes far beyond chronic wound care. A comprehensive approach is used to prevent wound development through surveillance, education, and dietitian services. This ultimately improves quality of life, increases longevity, and keeps patients active.

Call 469.814.3816 or complete our online inquiry form below for more information. Physician referrals are required. Referrals can be sent directly through Epic or can be faxed to 469.814.3490.

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Patients with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop coronary artery disease, which puts ​patients at risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD)—​one of the major causes of diabetic foot problems. The other major cause for diabetic foot problems is diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

The team uses advanced diagnostics, surgical and wound care techniques to heal difficult-to-heal wounds. Treatment is tailored to the individual patient and to each specific wound with the goal of healing it as quickly as possible.
  • Foot and ankle chronic wound care, including diabetic foot ulcers
  • Lower extremity​ assessment for peripheral artery disease
  • On-site lab and imaging services, including:
    • Full laboratory services
    • EKG
    • ​X-rays
    • Ankle-Brachial Indices (ABI)
    • Arterial & venous duplex ultrasound
    • CT scan, including CT angiography
    • MRI* (available through main hospital)
  • Preventative diabetic foot examinations
  • Management of foot and ankle conditions related to diabetes mellitus​

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Regional Medical Director

 
David Bastawros, DPM

David Bastawros, DPM

Dr. Bastawros is a board-certified podiatrist and Certified Wound Care Specialist - Physician®. He is the Regional Medical Director for Limb Preservation & Wound Care at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospitals – Plano, Denton, McKinney and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Plano.

News and media

The articles below are authored by David Bastawros, DPM.

 

12 foot care tips for diabetics

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Discover foot care tips

 


 

4 things to watch for if your diabetes goes unchecked

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and there are four things to watch for it goes unchecked.

Learn what to watch for

 


 

Diabetes complications and how to reduce them

Complications secondary to diabetes can be devastating, but there are three ways you can make a big impact on preventing complications.

Learn to reduce complications

 


 

Want to lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes?

Certain adjustments in your daily lifestyle can have a dramatic effect on the risks and complications of heart disease and diabetes. These include losing weight, quitting smoking, eating healthier and exercising.

See how you can lower your risk

 


 

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) a risk for smokers, diabetics

Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is defined as the blockage of the peripheral arteries, excluding the arteries in the heart, aortic arch or brain. The two strongest risk factors for PAD are diabetes and smoking.

Learn more about PAD

 


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