In an atherectomy, we use a catheter to remove plaque from the inside of a blood vessel. Different from angioplasty and stent procedures—which expand or reinforce vessels—this treatment cleanses the inside of vessels in problematic areas to reduce narrowing.
– This procedure actually removes plaque from the blood vessel
– Accesses and removes blockages in difficult to reach locations
During The Procedure
Patients are mildly sedated through an IV, once sedated the surgeon will insert the catheter and feed it through the artery until it reaches the narrowed area. This process will gently remove built-up plaque, catching and removing atherosclerosis.
After The Procedure
At your doctor’s discretion, you may generally return to normal activities within a few days.