Jacqueline Ann Majors, M.D.
Owner and Director of Limb Salvage Program
Dr. Majors is at the forefront of cutting-edge advancements in the field. She was the first vascular surgeon in one of the local hospital systems to perform minimally invasive carotid repair. Dr. Majors has also performed multiple endovascular interventions as the first vascular surgeon in the state of Tennessee.
Dr. Majors has a passion for saving limbs and preventing amputations. She has extensive experience and success at complex endovascular interventions to restore blood flow to patient’s legs to heal wounds and stop pain. Dr. Majors is committed to delivering transformative outcomes, preserving limbs, and enhancing your quality of life.
Symptoms & Conditions
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease (also known as PAD) is a circulatory disease that occurs when narrowed or blocked arteries constrict blood flow. This common condition affects the limbs, particularly the legs and feet, to create pain or numbness. According to the CDC, PAD affects 8.5 million Americans aged 40 or older.
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a medical condition characterized by the narrowing or blockage of the carotid arteries, which are responsible for delivering blood to the brain. This obstruction is typically caused by plaque accumulation and can lead to severe health complications like stroke, vision loss, and numbness. Several risk factors contribute to this disease’s development including smoking, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. It’s crucial for individuals to understand these risk factors in order to implement preventative measures that can lower their likelihood of contracting this disease.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the part of the aorta that passes through the abdomen. The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. When the wall of this blood vessel weakens, it can bulge outwards and form an aneurysm. AAA often develops slowly over many years and may not cause any symptoms until it becomes large or ruptures. A ruptured AAA is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening.
Vascular Wound Care
Unlike traditional vascular wound care, which primarily focuses on symptom management, advanced vascular wound care aims to address the underlying causes of the wounds. By utilizing innovative techniques and products, we promote faster healing, reduce complications, and improve overall patient outcomes.
This approach focuses on the management and healing of peripheral arterial and vascular wounds, such as:
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Chronic Wounds
- Venous and Arterial Ulcers
- Wound Debridement
- Diabetic Ulcers
Limb Salvage Program
Our limb salvage program is dedicated to prioritizing the preservation of limbs for individuals with vascular disorders, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Our experienced team of vascular surgeons specializes in advanced treatments aimed at saving legs and avoiding the need for amputation. We offer a range of interventions including compression therapy, angioplasty, and stenting. These procedures are designed to improve blood flow and restore functionality to affected limbs.