Treating the Dallas and Fort Worth Areas
Precision Vascular is your premier center for vein and artery disease treatment. With five 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 atherectomies in addition to a variety of other surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein and artery disease.
What is an Atherectomy?
An atherectomy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses advanced laser technology to clear away plaque and buildup on large blood vessels including the coronary artery responsible for bringing oxygenated blood to the heart. An atherectomy can be performed on its own, however, it is often combined with an angioplasty and stenting. These two procedures are typically performed to prevent peripheral arterial disease from worsening. A combination of the three procedures ensures your blood vessels are able to move blood through the body without any complications.
What are the Benefits of an Atherectomy?
There are many benefits of receiving an atherectomy at Precision Vascular, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Clears plaque and buildup on artery walls
- Can be performed with stenting and angioplasty
- Takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete
What Can I Expect During My Atherectomy?
Your atherectomy will be performed by one of our expert vascular specialists. Before your atherectomy begins, your specialist will administer an anesthetic to your treatment area. This is to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your procedure. Once numb, a small incision will either be made in the arm or the groin. A catheter will then be inserted into the body through this small incision and let up to the affected artery. Advanced laser technology will then be used to clear any buildup or plaque along the walls of the affected artery. At this time, angioplasty and stenting may be performed as well. Once all procedures are complete, the catheter will carefully be removed. The entire ultrasound process typically takes 45-60 minutes to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Atherectomy?
Immediately following your atherectomy procedure, 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. Your specialist will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions prior to your atherectomy, so you can better know what to expect during your recovery.
Is an Atherectomy Right for Me?
If you have been diagnosed with arterial disease and are looking to clear the plaque and buildup along your artery walls, an atherectomy may be right for you. The best way to find out if an atherectomy 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 Atherectomy Cost?
The cost of your atherectomy 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 atherectomy 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.