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Endovascular Surgery

Premier Vein & Vascular

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in Tampa, FL & Largo, FL

When you need surgery for a vascular disease, having the choice of a minimally invasive procedure instead of open surgery has many advantages. Nestor Guerrero, ARNP-C and the team at Premier Vein & Vascular specialize in performing minimally invasive endovascular surgery to treat a variety of vascular disorders at their two offices in Tampa and Largo, Florida. Call the nearest office or book your appointment online today.

Endovascular Surgery Q & A

What is endovascular surgery?

Endovascular surgery involves the use of a thin tube, a catheter, that your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular passes into a vein. The catheter enters through a small incision in your groin or elsewhere in your body and travels up the large vein to the area that requires treatment.

Your provider can then use special endovascular instruments to perform delicate surgeries or deliver medications to the treatment site via the catheter.

Premier Vein & Vascular performs office-based endovascular surgery at both locations. That means you benefit from their expertise in advanced minimally invasive treatments without the need to visit the hospital.

Your provider uses state-of-the-art imaging technologies to carry out endovascular surgery. These ensure the precise placement of the catheter, instruments, and medications by enabling the Premier Vein & Vascular team to see moving images of your veins and arteries.

What conditions can endovascular surgery treat?

Endovascular surgery is an effective treatment for a variety of vascular disorders. Some of the conditions your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular can treat with endovascular surgery include:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Renal vascular disease
  • Thoracic aneurysms
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke

Using minimally invasive endovascular surgery also enables people who aren’t well enough to endure open surgery or a general anesthetic receive the treatment they need.

Are there different types of endovascular surgery?

There are several different types of endovascular surgery available at Premier Vein & Vascular. These include:

Artery bypass
An artery bypass is a procedure in which your provider creates an alternative channel for blood, enabling it to flow around any blockages in your arteries. The alternative channel that forms the bypass might be a piece of medical-grade plastic tubing or a blood vessel taken from elsewhere in your body.

Balloon angioplasty and stenting
To perform balloon angioplasty, your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular attaches a special medical balloon to the end of the catheter. When it’s in place, they inflate the balloon to open up narrowed arteries. To hold the arterial walls open, your provider fits a mesh tube called a stent.

Blood clot treatments
If you have DVT or a pulmonary embolism, your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular can deliver thrombolytic medication to the blood clot to break it down. They can also surgically remove large clots that are too big for medication to treat.

Carotid endarterectomy
Endarterectomy involves removing plaque build-up in your carotid artery. Plaque is a sticky residue that causes narrowing of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis. Plaque buildup in the carotid artery in your neck can lead to a stroke.

Embolization is the introduction of substances, including medications, that stop blood flow. You might require embolization if you have a tumor, vascular malformations, or an aneurysm.

Find out more about endovascular surgery and how it could help you by calling Premier Vein & Vascular or booking an appointment online today.

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