Barbara’s Story

Barbara Cutler, a Seasonal Delray Beach Resident, is Back to a Normal, Pain Free Life After Joseph Dr. Ricotta Treated Claudication in Her Legs With the Magellan™ Robotic System.

I had problems with my legs for more than three years. The reason being the main arteries in both legs from the groin to the knee were clogged, causing claudication in the legs.

After having three children and working as a pharmacist (on my feet) this was to be expected. The condition had become progressively worse. I like being active, so it became a problem.

We live in New Jersey near many major medical centers and in Florida so treatment was readily available. I had the procedure done in Florida because Dr. Ricotta practices here.

We went to a lecture at the local library where Dr. Ricotta spoke. We did some research and found he was one of the leading physicians in this field.

I made an appointment. Tests were done and it was determined that there was no blood flow through my right leg arteries and only 85 percent flow through my left leg arteries. This was the cause of all the leg pain. Dr. Ricotta performed a robotic assisted atherectomy, balloon angioplasty and stenting at Delray Medical Center on both legs two weeks apart.

I went home the same day as the surgeries.

After both surgeries I felt perfectly fine. I thought it was an easy procedure, however when I learned what he did I knew, “He is just amazing!”

Delray Medical Center was excellent. The staff was pleasant and efficient.

My husband had the VenaSeal procedure performed by Dr. Ricotta at his office to treat the veins in his legs on Valentine’s Day. The best Valentine imaginable! After the procedures Dr. Ricotta performed neither of us needed elastic stockings or our legs wrapped. We are back to a normal, pain free life.

*** This testimonial reflects the experience and outcome of this patient. Actual results will vary. ***