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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Our endovascular team focuses on the diseases of the arteries and veins throughout the body. Vascular surgeons can help patients with diabetes or help prevent stroke by fixing problems in arteries.

Common endovascular procedures

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm or (AAA) repair
  • Endoluminal AAA repair (EVAR)
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid stenting sclerotherapy
  • Endovascular intervention (angioplasty/stenting/athrectomy)
  • Laser ablation
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Acute limb ischemia
  • Balloon embolectomy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thoracic stent graft

Kaweah Health's Hybrid Endovascular Operating Room gives surgeons the ability to perform traditional, open surgery and minimally invasive, endovascular procedures on the same patient, at the same time, in the same place. Our OR technology provides surgeons continuous 3-D imaging and the opportunity to perform intricate procedures on people with severe, life-threatening conditions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to state-of-the-art surgical equipment, the hybrid OR also contains advanced imaging equipment needed for minimally invasive techniques – angiography, CT scans and MRI – providing clear and accurate visualization of small vessels, stents, catheters and guide wires during complex procedures.

Having the ability to perform imaging studies in the same room eliminates the need to move patients during a procedure and reduces the risk of infection. Patients also benefit by shorter procedure times, less radiation used during imaging, reduced need for ICU care, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery.

technology Non-Invasive Cardiology

An important part of the Kaweah Health Cardiovascular Center is diagnostic testing. The non-invasive cardiology team performs a wide range of testing:

  • Cardiac and vascular ultrasound
  • Adult echocardiogram
  • Pediatric echocardiograms
  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal (TEE) echocardiogram
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Lower and upper extremity venous imaging
  • Lower and upper extremity arterial imaging
  • Vein mapping

Non-Invasive cardiac testing

  • Holter monitoring
  • Exercise stress test
  • Tilt table testing
  • Transtelephonic pacemaker follow up
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Why Have Minimally Invasive Endovascular Surgery at Kaweah Health?

The vascular system is a complex pathway of blood vessels and arteries that guide blood throughout the entire body. When everything is flowing smoothly, there are no problems. When these vessels or arteries become narrowed (occluded) or start to balloon (aneurysm), it can create potentially dangerous conditions in the body. At Kaweah Health, we provide our patients who have vascular problems with solutions to help them lead normal, healthy lives.

What Is Minimally Invasive Endovascular Surgery?

Some of the most common forms of endovascular surgery include adding stents to narrowed vessels or arteries and the treatment of aortic, aneurysms, and carotid artery disease. These types of minimally invasive techniques involve running a catheter into the vessel or artery to either place a stent to open a passageway or fix a ballooned and weakened arterial wall, such as an aneurysm.

The vascular surgeons who partner with Kaweah Health are expertly trained in providing diagnosis and treatment options for vascular conditions and diseases. They have performed thousands of these minimally invasive procedures. This means you’ll benefit from their expertise – you’ll have faster healing, a lower chance for complications and less scarring. Turn to the experts at Kaweah Health if you need vascular surgery.