Treating the Dallas and Fort Worth Areas
Precision Vascular is your premier center for vein and artery disease treatment. With multiple convenient locations, our expert doctors and medical staff members offer cutting-edge vein, artery, and vascular treatments to residents of Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in Northeast Texas. We are proud to offer our patients angiograms in addition to a variety of other surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein and artery disease.
What is Angiography?
Angiography is a specialized process that allows our vascular specialists to view your arteries through an x-ray. An angiogram involves introducing a contrast dye into your arteries via a small catheter that allows your blood vessels to be seen on an x-ray. This diagnostic test can be used to detect restricted blood vessels that may be causing you a great deal of discomfort and pain. Your vascular specialist may suggest that you get an angiogram if they believe you are suffering from arterial disease.
What are the Benefits of Angiography?
There are many benefits of receiving an angiogram at Precision Vascular, including:
- Minimally invasive diagnostic test
- Gives doctors a full view of blood vessels in the body
- Can detect arterial disease
- Minimal downtime and recovery period
What Can I Expect During My Angiogram?
Your angiogram will be performed at your local state-of-the-art Precision Vascular location by one of our expert board-certified vascular specialists. A small catheter will be placed in the artery and a safe contrast dye will be injected to evaluate the arteries. This is to ensure your specialist will be able to get a full view of your arterial system on the x-rays. Injecting the contrast to evaluate the arteries will help your doctor determine is further treatment is needed such as angioplasty or stenting. The entire diagnostic process typically takes about an hour to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Angiogram?
Immediately following your angiogram, we will monitor the access site for bleeding for a short time. The time will vary by patient and access site. You may experience some mild bruising and tenderness at the access site. This is normal and side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days of treatment. The results of your angiogram will be available within a few days of your diagnostic appointment, at which time your specialist will ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment to discuss the results.
Is Angiography Right for Me?
If you and your doctor believe you may be suffering from arterial disease, an angiogram may be right for you. The best way to find out if angiography is right for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our board-certified specialists. They'll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your veins' condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health goals.
How Much Does an Angiogram Cost?
The cost of your angiogram will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. To get a better idea of how much your angiogram will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our doctors.
The expert doctors and highly-skilled team members at Precision Vascular are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein and artery diseases. We are proud to offer treatment to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in Northeast Texas. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with one of our medical professionals today.