Angioplasty and stent placement

What is an angioplasty and stent placement?

An angioplasty and stent placement is a two-step surgical procedure that opens up a narrowed blood vessel.

During the procedure, Dr. Balraj inserts a catheter into a blood vessel in your leg near the site of the narrowing. He advances the catheter and inflates a balloon, which opens the blood vessel to improve your circulation.

Dr. Balraj then places a surgical mesh — a stent — to keep the blood vessel open

Am I a candidate for angioplasty and stent placement?

Taking a patient-centered approach to care, Dr. Balraj does a thorough evaluation when you come in with concerns about PAD to determine the best treatment for you.

He’ll consider you a candidate for angioplasty and stent placement if you show symptoms of claudication.

Dr. Balraj also provides surgical care for patients with a history of failed endovascular surgeries. The board-certified vascular surgeon has advanced training in salvaging previous peripheral artery bypass surgeries.

He is the only vascular surgeon in the community providing this re-do surgery.

What happens during angioplasty and stent placement?

The details of your angioplasty and stent placement depend on how severe the blood vessel narrowing is and your medical history. Dr. Balraj is a skilled vascular surgeon and does both in-office and hospital-based procedures.

He reviews the specifics of your angioplasty and stent placement at your pre-surgical appointment so that you know what to expect.

Whether done in the office or in a hospital, you can expect some downtime following your procedure.

Call the Vascular Institute of Arizona today to schedule your angioplasty and stent placement consultation, or use the online booking tool.