About Endovascular Surgery
At Baptist Health, our experts specialize in endovascular surgery, a minimally invasive approach to heart-related procedures. With our advanced knowledge of the latest surgical techniques, we are able to offer our patients a procedure with lower risks of complications and shorter recovery time.
Endovascular surgery uses catheter-based methods to treat conditions that once required a traditional open surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision in the groin and insert the catheter into your blood vessel. Using advanced x-ray technology, your surgeon will then follow the necessary catheterization procedures to remove blockages and/or open narrowed areas in the body.
Endovascular surgery can treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Aneurysms. An aneurysm refers to a weakening of an artery wall that creates a bulge, or distention, of the artery. The rupture of an aneurysm can cause internal bleeding, which can be fatal.
- Carotid artery disease. Carotid artery disease occurs when a buildup of plaque deposits clog the blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head.
- Deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the body’s deep veins. This can lead to serious complications left untreated.
- Peripheral vascular disease. Peripheral vascular disease occurs when a buildup of plaque deposits in the coronary artery causes the blood vessels to narrow or block entirely.
- Pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs.
- Stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.
- Tumor. A tumor is a mass of tissue that’s formed by an accumulation of abnormal cells.
- Varicose Veins. Varicose veins occur when a superficial vein becomes swollen, dilated, and overfilled with blood. They appear dark purple or blue and are most prominent on the legs.
To learn more about the minimally invasive treatment options available through Baptist Health, request an appointment with one of our providers today.