Minimally Invasive Vascular ProceduresToday there are cutting edge and minimally invasive procedures for vascular disease. Whether you have peripheral vascular disease (PAD) or aneurysmal disease, treatment modalities are better, quicker, and ensure better success for you.
Endoluminal Grafting is a Aneurysmal Disease Procedure.
Endoluminal grafting (ELG) is a cutting edge treatment for patients with aneurysmal disease. An aneurysm is the result of a blood vessel that has grown in size, due to trauma, genetics or atherosclerosis. As the artery grows and stretches, the walls become thin, and prone to rupture. Endoluminal grafting is a technique whereby, the stent made of stainless steel and a material like Teflon® is placed in the area of the aneurysm to provide support, and protects the aneurysm from rupturing. Endoluminal grafting is commonly used for abdominal aortic aneurysms with very good results. Grafts are matched with the patients needs, and can be reed thin or as wide as the patient’s aorta may have grown. This is a minimally invasive procedure, achieved via a guide wire, which is threaded through the patients’ femoral artery. This procedure is done with local anesthesia, and requires a very short hospital stay, usually one day. Complications are minor, and patients report very little post-procedure pain. Abdominal aortic aneurysms is diagnosed in over 200,000 Americans every year, many of them will benefit from Endoluminal grafting, which can reduce mortality, and gross disabilities.
Other forms of minimally Invasive procedures include: Angioplasty on Lower Extremities.