Premier Vein & Vascular
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in Tampa, FL & Largo, FL
When you need surgery for a vascular disorder, the prospect of having to visit or even stay in the hospital can be pretty daunting. With a range of office-based surgeries, Nestor Guerrero, ARNP-C and the team at Premier Vein & Vascular provide a convenient alternative at two locations in Tampa and Largo, Florida. Call the nearest office to find out more about office-based surgery or book your appointment online today.
Office Based Surgery Q & A
Office-based surgery means having minimally invasive procedures done at Premier Vein & Vascular without needing to go to a separate treatment center or hospital. Office-based surgeries can treat conditions such as:
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Carotid artery disease
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Renal vascular disease
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Pulmonary embolism
In some cases, your provider can diagnose and treat problem blood vessels in a single procedure. Premier Vein & Vascular provides a range of diagnostic and interventional office-based surgeries for your convenience.
Premier Vein & Vascular offers the following office-based surgeries:
Balloon angioplasty and stent placement
Angioplasty involves using a catheter, which is a slim tube, that your provider inserts into one of your arteries. When the catheter reaches a blocked or narrowed part of an artery, your provider inflates a special medical balloon that compresses the blockage and opens up the artery.
Your provider then reviews the condition of your arteries with the balloon deflated, using diagnostic imaging. If blood flow through the artery still isn’t back to a healthy level, they can insert a stent. A stent is a small mesh tube that holds the artery walls open.
Atherectomy is similar to balloon angioplasty and stent placement. In this case, your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular inserts the catheter into the blocked artery and uses a tiny bladed tool to scrape the plaque buildup, or atherosclerosis, off the insides of the blood vessel walls.
Arteriovenous (AV) fistulogram
An AV fistulogram is a procedure that evaluates how well blood flows through an arteriovenous fistula or graft. This is the access point used in patients undergoing dialysis. If there’s a blood clot or other type of blockage, you might need to undergo an angioplasty with or without stenting.
In vena cava (IVC) filter placement and removal
In this procedure, your provider inserts a tiny filter into the inferior vena cava, the large vein that transports blood to your heart from your lower body. They might need to do this to prevent a pulmonary embolism if you can’t take medication to dissolve a blood clot.
A thrombectomy is the surgical removal of a blood clot from inside a vein or artery. This might be necessary if you have deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to prevent the blood clot in your leg vein from traveling to your lungs and causing a potentially life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
There are multiple benefits to minimally invasive office-based surgery as compared to open surgery. These include:
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain
- Less blood lost
- Fewer complications
- Lower risk of infection
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter recovery period
Open surgery typically requires a general anesthetic, whereas office-based surgery only requires a local or regional anesthetic. Overall, office-based surgery is far more convenient and significantly less disruptive for patients.
Find out if you’re a suitable candidate for office-based surgery by calling Premier Vein & Vascular or booking an appointment online today.