Endovascular surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses advanced technology and instrumentation to treat such disorders of the circulatory system as blockage or damage to blood vessels caused by the build-up of plaque in the arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis. The surgeon may recommend the placement of an endovascular stent, a small wire-mesh tube that surgeons call a scaffold, in an affected artery. The procedure may be done in conjunction with cleaning or repairing the artery. Endovascular therapy offers several distinct advantages over open surgical revascularization for selected lesions. Endovascular repair means fixing an injury to a blood vessel from inside that vessel. It is a better option for individuals who receive highly lethal injuries from falls or high-speed collisions or sport injuries and is shown to save more lives and nearly eliminate a complication of surgical repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms. The development of endovascular surgery has been accompanied by a gradual separation of vascular surgery from its origin in general surgery.
- Track 1-1 Balloon angioplasty
- Track 2-2 Radiofrequency ablation (RF/RFA)
- Track 3-3 Electrophysiology study of the heart
- Track 4-4 Endovascular aneurysm repair
- Track 5-5 Embolization therapy
- Track 6-6 Thrombolysis