With advances in surgical tools and techniques, many vascular surgeons perform endovascular surgery to improve circulation issues. Endovascular surgery uses minimally invasive surgical techniques and tools, which may reduce scarring and recovery time. The board-certified vascular, vein, and wound care specialists at Comprehensive Vascular Care in Southfield and Novi, Michigan, specialize in endovascular surgery. To schedule a consultation, contact the office nearest you by phone or online today.
Endovascular surgery is an advanced, minimally invasive surgery where procedures are performed within the blood vessel using microsurgical equipment and advanced imaging.
During endovascular surgery, your vascular surgeon makes a small incision in your chest or leg to gain access to a blood vessel. Your surgeon then inserts a catheter and threads it to the blood vessel that needs repair.
The vein and vascular specialists at Comprehensive Vascular Care are experts in vascular surgery. Some of the endovascular surgical procedures they perform include:
Angioplasty is a procedure that opens narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to your heart. During the procedure, your vascular surgeon uses the catheter to place a balloon at the site of your blockage and then inflate it.
The balloon compacts the plaque and widens the artery to improve blood flow.
After angioplasty, your surgeon may then insert a wire mesh (stent) at the site of the blockage to keep the blood vessel open. An angioplasty may occur with or without stenting.
Endovascular surgery also treats aneurysms, which are weak spots in your arteries that may break and lead to life-threatening internal bleeding.
Endovascular surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that offers many benefits when compared to traditional open surgery. These include:
With endovascular surgery, you may only need to spend a day or two at the hospital and be back to your usual activities within two to four weeks. Traditional open vascular surgery may require a longer hospital stay and recovery time.
The experts at Comprehensive Vascular Care schedule regular follow-up appointments after endovascular surgery to monitor you and your health. They also perform imaging exams to assess your stent.
In some cases, you need additional procedures to address problems that may arise as you get older. The experts at Comprehensive Vascular Care dedicate themselves to developing long-term patient relationships to ensure continuity of care.
To learn more about endovascular surgery and if it’s an option for you, call Comprehensive Vascular Care, or request an appointment online today.