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Surgical Treatment

Our surgical treatment options focus on repairing, removing or bypassing problem arteries and address conditions such as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Stenosis, and Peripheral Artery Disease.

Aortic Artery Repair Techniques include endovascular repair or open surgery. Both methods involve placing an artificial graft inside the damaged artery.

  • Endovascular Repair starts by making very small incisions in the groin. The graft is inserted into an artery through an incision and guided to the aneurysms. The procedure often has a short recovery, allowing a quick return to normal activities.
  • Open Surgery: starts with a single large incision in the abdomen. The graft is then sewn into the artery above and below the aneurysm. Open surgery involves a longer recovery than the endovascular repair. For some people, open surgery may be the only way to repair the aorta.

Carotid Artery Repair Techniques include Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting.

  • Carotid Endarterectomy is the removal of plaque from the carotid artery. It is done through an incision in the neck. This surgery has a very low risk of stroke or other complications. It typically involves a quick recovery with little pain.
  • Carotid Artery Stenting is the placement of a wire mesh tube (stent) in the artery. The stent helps to hold the artery open. A catheter is used to place the stent in the artery. 

Peripheral Artery Repair Techniques include Angioplasty, Stenting, and Bypass Graft.

  • Angioplasty uses tiny balloons to open blocked arteries.
  • Stenting is the insertion of a tiny wire mesh tube into an artery to hold it open.
  • Bypass Graft is used to reroute blood around an artery in the abdomen or leg.