- September 20, 2021
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Categories: Endovascular Treatment, Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a circulatory system condition caused by the gradual buildup of cholesterol plaque in the arteries. Though PAD can occur anywhere in the endovascular system, it is most frequently found in the legs. If you or someone you know may be suffering from Peripheral Arterial Disease, it is critically important to be evaluated by a medical professional. The American Endovascular affiliated team of physicians is at the forefront of the detection and treatment of PAD.
Dr. Donikyan explains what an Atherectomy is —This procedure has evolved with cutting-edge advances including orbital, rotational, and diamond-coated surfaces technology as well as a laser to remove or modify plaque from a clogged blood vessel. The catheter is inserted via a minimally invasive incision in the artery. Atherectomy is particularly useful for treating arteries or blood vessels that are not easily treated with stents.
Watch the videos from the interview with Dr. Donikyan:
- What is an atherectomy procedure?
- What is the recovery process like after an atherectomy?
- Why would a doctor choose an atherectomy procedure for a PAD treatment?
- Does an atherectomy procedure have to be performed in a hospital?