If you have vascular problems requiring surgery, you can turn to Vascular Surgery Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona. Its board-certified vascular and endovascular surgeons offer minimally invasive endovascular surgery to repair diseased blood vessels and reduce your risk of serious medical problems. Schedule an appointment with Vascular Surgery Specialists by phone or book online to learn more.
Minimally invasive endovascular surgery is a minor surgical procedure in which your provider can repair, widen, or bypass blood vessels to reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other complications. Vascular Surgery Specialists offers a wide array of advanced procedures to restore your health.
Minimally invasive endovascular surgery might be a good option if you experience narrow, blocked, weak, or diseased blood vessels. This can occur because of genetics, family history of hardening of the arteries, obesity, poor dietary habits, or physical inactivity.
To find out if minimally invasive endovascular surgery is the right option for you, your vascular specialist reviews your symptoms (if you have any) and your medical history. They complete a physical examination and might recommend you undergo blood tests, angiogram, ultrasound, other imaging procedures, or heart function tests to diagnose your condition.
To prepare for minimally invasive endovascular surgery, arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery. Don’t smoke, stop taking certain medications if your doctor recommends it, and don’t eat or drink anything the morning of the procedure.
The types of endovascular surgery you may have include:
During an angioplasty, your vascular specialist inserts a long, thin tube into a narrow or blocked artery. They inflate a tiny balloon to expand the blood vessel and may leave a mesh stent in the artery to hold it open. Your provider can place stents in arteries in your heart or extremities, such as your legs.
If you require an atherectomy, your surgeon uses a catheter with a blade on the end to remove plaque that forms in blood vessel walls. They insert the catheter through a small puncture under local anesthesia.
Get plenty of rest after minimally invasive endovascular surgery. Take medications as prescribed, attend follow-up visits, and adopt heart-healthy lifestyle habits.
Don’t let narrow blood vessels cause a heart attack, stroke, or other medical problems when simple treatments are within reach at Vascular Surgery Specialists. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive endovascular surgery.