Endovascular revascularization is a minimally invasive procedure that improves blood flow through narrowed or blocked peripheral arteries. Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, in Somerville, New Jersey, performs endovascular revascularization procedures using state-of-the-art tools and techniques to minimize trauma and improve outcomes. To find out more about endovascular revascularization and how it may benefit you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Endovascular revascularization is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that opens up blocked or narrowed blood vessels to improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood.
When you have narrowing or blockages in your arteries, a condition called arterial occlusion, the tissues and organs may not get enough oxygen-rich blood, putting you at risk of tissue death and limb amputation.
Endovascular revascularization restores blood flow to prevent these complications.
Your provider at Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, determines if you’re a candidate for endovascular revascularization during your surgical consultation. They may consider you a candidate if you have peripheral vascular disease (PVD) that causes severe symptoms or critical leg ischemia (CLI).
PVD occurs when you have narrowing or blockages in the peripheral arteries from a buildup of plaque along the blood vessel walls. That common health condition causes leg pain during physical activity (claudication).
Though not everyone with PVD needs surgery, your provider at Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, may recommend endovascular revascularization if you have severe leg pain and limited mobility because of a circulation problem.
CLI is a PVD complication. If you have CLI, you have severe blockages in your peripheral arteries that cause severe pain in the feet and toes. Poor circulation to your foot and toes may lead to nonhealing wounds that put you at risk of amputation.
Endovascular revascularization is a minimally invasive procedure that takes 1-2 hours. Your provider at Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, may perform this procedure using local anesthesia so that you’re awake during the surgery.
For endovascular revascularization, your provider performs various techniques through a catheter to improve blood flow. These techniques might include:
For angioplasty and stenting, your provider inflates a balloon at the site of your blockage or narrowing, opens the passageway, and places a surgical stent to keep it open.
During laser atherectomy, your provider inserts a laser probe through the catheter to vaporize the plaque.
For directional atherectomy, your provider uses a rotating blade that removes plaque from the artery wall.
Your provider at Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, reviews what you can expect during recovery from endovascular revascularization during your pre-surgical evaluation. Recovery usually takes 1-2 days.
To find out more about endovascular revascularization, call Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, or schedule a consultation online today.