Limb Preservation Program

The Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Limb Preservation Program, part of Yale New Haven Health's Heart and Vascular Center, is a multidisciplinary, collaborative program for treating individuals with non-healing, lower-extremity wounds including critical limb ischemia, peripheral arterial disease, diabetic foot and ankle complications and other cardiovascular disease. 

Designed as a team-based approach, the Limb Preservation Program provides coordinated patient care with the ultimate goal of better outcomes to avoid limb loss.  Additionally, access to cutting-edge clinical trials for lower-extremity revascularization and unique therapies for advanced wound care are made available through L+M’s affiliation with Yale New Haven Health.

Our team involves specialists in vascular medicine, vascular surgery, general surgery, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, internal medicine and podiatry.  Our combined expertise enables high-risk patients to be diagnosed early and therefore facilitate timely treatment that is proven to preserve threatened limbs. 

Priority Access to Multispecialty Care

As a patient of the Limb Preservation Program, you receive priority access to multi-specialty care in one convenient location. Patients are able to undergo immediate non-invasive testing such as ankle-brachial index and lower extremity ultrasound studies during a visit. 

All patients are evaluated by a vascular provider, as well as a podiatrist, during the same initial visit. From cases affecting only one limb, to more complex situations involving patients with heart disease or stroke, our specialists work as a coordinated team.

Multidisciplinary Team

The Limb Preservation Program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes:

Patient Referrals and Appointments

Program patients are seen Thursdays by appointment at the Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Waterford. Physician coverage is provided 24/7.