AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) Repair
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair procedures can be done surgically or through minimally invasive techniques. AAA procedures are used to treat an aneurysm (abnormal enlargement) of the abdominal aorta. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is the minimally invasive procedure that places stents inside a blocked artery and allows blood flow through the stent in place of the artery.
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed inside a patient’s aorta using catheters, which are thin long tubes, to place a stent to reinforce the weak spots. Surgeons may also refer to this procedure as thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) or fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR). The differences in these procedures are determined by the type of repair that is being discussed.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive technique used to treat varicose veins. Ablations use targeted heat to shut down the vein. Laser ablations offer a quick treatment with no scars and local anesthesia.
Endovenous Radio Frequency Ablation
Endovenous radio frequency ablation has an up to 98 % success rate. For the treatment of varicose veins, endovenous radio frequency ablation uses targeted heat, through radio frequency, to shut down large long veins. After the vein is closed, healthy veins flourish and reestablish normal blood flow.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive technique used in the treatment of spider or varicose veins. A sclerosing solution is introduced into the vein in order to shut it down. The sclerosing agent can be a saline solution or a mild detergent. This treatment does not require anesthesia and once the vein is shut down, blood will be redirected to healthier veins with improved circulation as the desired outcome.
Peripheral Vascular Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery is a likely treatment option when minimally invasive techniques are no longer possible. In order to remove plaque build-up within the arteries, a bypass procedure is performed. During bypass surgery, a healthy blood vessel segment from the leg, or even an artificial blood vessel, is used to reroute the blood and bypass the clogged area. This treatment option is used for the treatment of vascular conditions such as peripheral artery disease and peripheral vascular disease.
Wound care centers in our facilities work in conjunction with cardiovascular specialists to identify and treat patients with non-healing wounds related to PAD or chronic venous insufficiency.