Dr. Amman Bolia is a pioneer in Interventional Radiology specializing in peripheral vascular disease. In 1987 he developed a technique to treat critical limb ischemia called Subintimal Angioplasty. His technique doesn’t require many materials or the use of very expensive medical devices, is relatively simple to execute and works well. Yet for the first ten years Dr. Bolia found it difficult to convince his peers to transition to this new technique. Convinced that this technique could efficiently and without undue costs alleviate the pain that these patients suffer from, Dr. Bolia pushed on. Today, the Subintimal Angioplasty technique has stood the test of time and is considered one of the most useful, efficient and cost effective methods for the treatment of critical limb ischemia.
"I believe in medicine that works simply and efficiently and is readily available to both the practitioner and the patient. And I'm driven to find medical techniques and devices that make this possible."Dr. Bolia currently serves as a Consultant Radiologist for the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in Leicester, United Kingdom. He has been nominated for the prestigious Pioneers in Performance Award by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe.
Dr. Bolia is currently working with Merit Medical on ideas to continue to advance peripheral intervention.