Minimally Invasive Endovascular Surgery
Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty
Endovascular Surgery of Peripheral Arterial Stent graft
A whole New Method of Treating Peripheral Arterial Occlusion
Minimally invasive endovascular surgery has been greatly improved and endovascular stent surgery of peripheral artery has been offered regularly to treat peripheral arterial occlusion. Using angiography to assist guidewire and angioplasty balloon to unblock the occlusive vessels then appropriate endovascular stent is released from the delivery catheter. All the procedures are practiced under local anesthesia via patient's thigh.
What the advantages of endovascular stent surgery compare with conventional vascular bypass surgery? First of all, the surgical wound is small, so the pain is reduced. Because artificial blood vessels are not needed, so it limits the scope of surgery and there is no swelling after the surgery. Secondly, the operation time, postoperative infections and complication are improved because all of the treatments are done in the blood vessels.
Patients may need to be hospitalized for one or two weeks after the conventional vascular bypass surgery and need to take one or two months to be fully recovered due to large scale of surgery. If simply implement endovascular stent surgery to treat peripheral arterial occlusive disease, patients can leave bed on the same day of surgery and may be discharged within 3 days.
There are appropriate stents for both femoral and iliac arteries.