Interventional Suite

The interventional suite was designed for maximal efficiency and patient safety.  Here we can confirm the non-invasive lab results and immediately treat both arterial and venous disease.  

This is a category of arterial procedures that are focused on evaluating and treating blocked arteries. This includes procedures that improve blood flow to arms, legs, or other organs, and can also reduce a patient's risk for stroke. 
  • Angiogram

    • Through the use of contrast dye and​ imaging equipment, arteries and veins can be viewed very clearly and any areas of abnormality targeted for treatment. For an idea of what your angiogram will look like, click HERE.

  • Atherectomy

    • When plaque builds up in our arteries, blood flow can be reduced, producing unpleasant symptoms. In some cases, the plaque can be removed. Click HERE for an example of how an atherectomy is performed.​

  • Angioplasty and/or Stenting

    • Another way to reduce blockages of arteries is for plaque to be compacted with a balloon and possibly also a stent to help keep the artery open and the blood flowing freely. Click HERE to see what happens during an angioplasty procedure.

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Intravascular ultrasound utilizes specialized catheters that show ultrasound images from within an artery or vein to provide complementary information of the affected areas, which is used by the physician in addition to the non-invasive study and standard angiogram to make treatment decisions.
Vein function can deteriorate over time. Valves within veins that normally prevent blood from flowing backwards become defective, allowing blood to pool in the lower legs and varicose veins. This can lead to pain, swelling and skin changes in the legs. We use minimally invasive methods to close these incompetent veins and alleviate symptoms. 

  • Radiofrequency Ablation

    • In this procedure, a catheter is inserted inside the vein and is heated to close the vein from the inside out. Click HERE to learn more about radiofrequency ablation.

  • Non-thermal Closure

    • A specially formulated medical adhesive is injected into the vein to seal it closed. Click HERE to learn more about VenaSeal.

  • Sclerotherapy

    • A non-toxic chemical solution is injected into spider and varicose veins to irritate the vein and cause it to collapse. 

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