Restoring Vascular Health with Precision

Ballooning is a minimally invasive procedure designed to alleviate vascular restrictions. Using a specialized catheter and balloon, we open narrowed or blocked blood vessels, restoring blood flow. This approach ensures less pain, reduced scarring, and a faster recovery, reflecting our commitment to optimal patient care.

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Is ballooning a suitable procedure for me?

Ballooning can be invaluable if you are grappling with vascular conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms such as leg pain, chest discomfort, kidney issues, or have a heightened stroke risk, this minimally invasive procedure can restore your health and quality of life. At Surgical Associates, our personalized approach tailors ballooning procedures to your unique needs, ensuring optimal outcomes for you.

Effective Treatment for PAD, CAD, Renal and Carotid Artery Diseases

Ballooning may be a suitable treatment if you have been diagnosed with:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Ballooning is commonly employed for treating narrowed arteries in the legs, a condition known as peripheral artery disease. The procedure effectively restores blood flow to the lower extremities, reducing pain and improving mobility.
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Ballooning is a go-to solution for coronary artery disease. Opening blocked coronary arteries can prevent heart attacks and enhance overall heart function.
  • Renal Artery Stenosis: In renal artery stenosis, where the arteries leading to the kidneys become narrowed, ballooning can be a valuable intervention. It helps maintain proper blood flow to the kidneys, which is crucial for overall kidney function.
  • Carotid Artery Disease: Ballooning is also utilized in the management of carotid artery disease, addressing narrowed arteries in the neck that could pose a risk of stroke. This procedure reduces the risk of stroke by restoring normal blood flow to the brain.

What is the procedure like?

Balloon angioplasty involves the use of a specialized catheter equipped with a deflated balloon. During the procedure, your surgeon will carefully guide the catheter to the affected area, typically where atherosclerosis has caused a narrowing of the vessel. Once in place, they will gently inflate the balloon, compressing the plaque or fatty deposits against the vessel walls. This action widens the vessel, restoring proper blood flow and alleviating symptoms associated with vascular conditions such as peripheral artery disease (PAD) or coronary artery disease (CAD).

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Start your journey to improved vascular health

We invite you to schedule a personalized consultation with our experienced specialists at Surgical Associates. Whether you're dealing with peripheral artery disease, coronary artery disease, renal artery stenosis, or carotid artery disease, our experts are here to provide individualized evaluations. Discover the benefits of balloon angioplasty and explore advanced, minimally invasive solutions designed to enhance your well-being. We invite you to join us at Surgical Associates for a comprehensive consultation that puts your vascular health at the forefront. Take the first step towards a healthier future by contacting us today.

Ballooning FAQ

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What conditions can balloon angioplasty address?

How long does the ballooning procedure typically take?

Is ballooning painful?

Ballooning is generally well-tolerated and minimally painful. We often use local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Most individuals experience only mild discomfort, if any, during and after the intervention.

How long is the recovery time?

The recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the procedure and your overall health. In many cases, individuals can resume normal activities within a few days to a week. Your surgeon will provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation.

What conditions can balloon angioplasty address?

Balloon angioplasty is a versatile procedure used to address various vascular conditions, including peripheral artery disease (PAD), coronary artery disease (CAD), renal artery stenosis, and carotid artery disease. It effectively restores blood flow to narrowed or blocked arteries.

How long does the ballooning procedure typically take?

The duration of the procedure varies depending on the complexity of your case. On average, balloon angioplasty can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. Your vascular surgeon will provide a more precise estimate based on your circumstances.

Why choose us?

Choose Surgical Associates for unparalleled vascular care that combines expertise, innovation, and compassionate commitment. With over 40 years of local presence, our fellowship-trained surgeons lead a practice that spans multiple specialties. Our core values of quality, integrity, and dedication underscore our patient-centric approach. With thousands of successful procedures, our patient satisfaction rating has stood at an impressive 4.95 out of 5 over the past five years. Experience individualized care, cutting-edge technology, and a personal touch at Surgical Associates, where we redefine vascular health.

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