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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

At Georgia Endovascular, we typically recommend non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment approaches over medications for peripheral artery disease (PAD). We’ll take a closer look at our approach to PAD treatment.

What Is Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty?

The key advantage of minimally invasive procedures over medication for peripheral artery disease is the immediate relief the interventions offer. Medication for peripheral arterial disease alone takes time to demonstrate any effects, while percutaneous transluminal angioplasty can deliver symptom reduction comparatively quickly.

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a medical procedure used to treat constricted or blocked blood vessels. PTA is a minimally invasive technique that involves the placement of a narrow tube, called a catheter, into the affected blood vessel. The catheter is then guided to the site of the blockage using X-ray imaging.

Once the catheter has accessed the obstruction, a small balloon at its tip is inflated. This inflation helps widen the narrowed or congested artery, improving blood flow. The balloon is then collapsed and extracted, leaving the blood vessel open and allowing for enhanced circulation.

In addition to balloon angioplasty, PTA can also involve the placement of a stent. A stent is a small, mesh, cylindrical device that is inserted into the blood vessel after the balloon angioplasty. The stent opens the artery and prevents future obstruction.

PTA is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery. It offers several advantages, including shorter recovery time, reduced risk of complications, and less scarring.

Minimally Invasive Procedure

One of the key advantages of PTA is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. Unlike traditional open surgery, PTA involves making a small incision and using a catheter to access and treat the affected blood vessels. This approach significantly reduces the risk of complications, such as infection, bleeding, and scarring, while decreasing the recovery time for patients.

High Success Rate

The procedure has effectively restored blood flow in many patients, providing significant relief from symptoms and improving overall quality of life. Studies have demonstrated that PTA achieves a positive outcome in most cases, making it a reliable treatment approach for those suffering from PAD.

Low Complication Risk

Compared to traditional open surgery, PTA offers a reduced risk of complications. The minimally invasive nature of the treatment lowers the chances of infection, bleeding, and scarring. Additionally, PTA does not require general anesthesia, minimizing the risks associated with the procedure. These advantages contribute to faster recovery time for patients, allowing them to resume their daily activities sooner.

Georgia Endovascular: Atlanta’s Trusted Vascular Specialists

While minimally invasive treatments offer superior outcomes to peripheral artery disease medication, our specialists will gladly discuss options that suit your lifestyle and preferences.

At Georgia Endovascular, our commitment to excellence, expertise in minimally invasive treatments, patient-centered approach, and dedication to the latest technologies and techniques make us a trusted leader in managing and treating peripheral artery disease. By combining advanced diagnostic techniques with personalized care, we consistently deliver superior patient outcomes, improving their quality of life and ensuring a brighter future.

If you have concerns or questions about peripheral artery disease, please don’t hesitate to contact our helpful representatives to schedule a consultation today.

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