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SL2 Program (Saving Limbs, Saving Lives)

SL2 Program (Saving Limbs, Saving Lives)

Approximately 60% of all amputations are preventable — resulting in 1.2 million limbs saved and 648,000 lives saved. The SL2 Program at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is designed to significantly reduce the risk and need of limb amputations resulting from vascular disease.

SL2 Program (Saving Limbs, Saving Lives)

1500 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-784-5500

To Fax a Referral: 480-373-2391

doctor with patient

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.

  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce health issues
  • Save limbs and save lives

Quick Facts

  • 2,000,000 people live with limb loss in the U.S. (according to the amputee coalition)
  • 1,080,000 amputations are a result of vascular disease
  • 540,000 individuals who have an amputation due to vascular disease will die within 5 years

Our Treatment Plan

The SL2 Program offers each individual a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, which includes:

  • Artery revascularization in the limb via ultrasound-guided catheters
  • Effective wound care and treatment, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Weekly follow-up appointments and progress reports to the referring physician
  • Assistance with insurance pre-authorization
  • Patient health education