Using sophisticated, minimally invasive endovascular techniques, Mount Carmel's board-certified physicians can position and use tiny instruments in the blood vessels to diagnose and treat aortic aneurysms as well as blockages in the carotid, renal and peripheral arteries. Among the available treatments and therapies are:
Some aortic aneurysms can be repaired without traditional surgery, using endovascular aortic repair. At Mount Carmel, our vascular surgeons are experts at using this minimally invasive approach to treat abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms.
Through small incisions in the groin, catheters are used to guide and deliver a stent-graft through the blood vessels to the site of the aneurysm. The graft reinforces the weakened section of the aorta to prevent rupture of the aneurysm. Compared to traditional surgery, endovascular repair has many benefits, including: a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time, less pain and a lower risk of complications.
In addition, endovascular surgery makes aneurysm repair a viable option for people unable to withstand traditional surgery because of age, health, or likelihood of cardiac or pulmonary complications.
When people think of a narrowing or blockage in the arteries, they commonly think of problems related to the heart. But plaque build-up can also occur in arteries and veins throughout the body including the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. At Mount Carmel, our physicians are experienced in treating narrowing or blocked peripheral arteries using both traditional and advanced techniques, such as cutting balloon angioplasty. Our board-certified surgeons and vascular cardiologists also use sophisticated, minimally invasive techniques to treat blockages in the carotid, renal and peripheral arteries, including endovascular angioplasty, stent placement and carotid stenting.