15 Nov Vascular
Vascular specialists are highly trained to treat issues of the vascular system. Vascular refers to your blood vessels, arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart.
The ARH Vascular team is made up of a vascular surgeon, interventional cardiologists, radiologists, certified techs, wound care specialists, and other professionals that offer hope for patients with complex vascular conditions. From minimally invasive procedures and other treatment options, our team has experience performing a full range of vascular services in the region. *Toussaint, Shoptaw, Rai
- V.L.T (Endo-venous Laser Therapy)- is a procedure that uses targeted laser energy to seal veins shut and eliminates unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay
- Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting: During this minimally invasive procedure, a very small hollow tube, or catheter, is advanced from a blood vessel in the groin to the carotid arteries. Once the catheter is in place, a balloon may be inflated to open the carotid artery and a stent is put in place to keep the artery open.
- Carotid Endarterectomy: This is the surgical removal of plaque from a carotid artery that has become narrowed or blocked. Performed through a small incision in the neck, carotid endarterectomy can help prevent stroke.
- Dialysis Access Surgery: This procedure creates a vein that removes and returns blood to the body for long-term-use for patients undergoing dialysis.
- Endovascular Repair: Highly-skilled surgeons treat complex vascular conditions by employing the endovascular technique of inserting a catheter directly into the blood vessel to deliver medications or miniature surgical instruments. Such surgeries can include aortic valve or aortic aneurysm repair.
- Stent Graft: A stent graft is a large metal stent (a tube inserted in a blood vessel) sheathed in a tube of woven synthetic. The stent graft is inserted in a blood vessel during a catheterization procedure and is used to keep coronary, carotid and peripheral arteries open and to repair aortic aneurysms.
- Thromboendarterectomy: An open heart procedure done through a sternotomy (chest) incision, as are most cardiac surgical procedures, a thromboendarterectomy removes fibrous tissue or clots from the pulmonary arteries.
- Thrombolytic Therapy: Clot busters, medically known as thrombolytics, are used to dissolve blood clots that form in the heart, blood vessels or lungs, especially during a heart attack. Thrombolytic therapy can significantly raise a patient’s chances for survival after a heart attack.
- Varicose Vein Treatment: Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue or purple twisted, knot-like cords. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body, but are more commonly found on the legs.