Post-Op Information

Arterial Procedures

Endovascular Surgery (including Angiogram, Angioplasty and Stent Grafts)
Endovascular surgery includes all procedures done in an Angiogram room using minimally invasive techniques and X-Ray imaging to treat diseased arteries or veins. Read more...


Carotid Endarterectomy
This involves an incision on the neck to display the Carotid Artery which is then clamped from above and below and opened. Narrowing from atheroma is then removed (endarterectomy) and when the artery wall inside is smooth the artery is closed with sutures or with the use of a patch in the wound and then sutured from the patch to the artery wall. Read more...


Peripheral Vascular Disease Surgery
While peripheral vascular disease (PVD), otherwise known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is generally more troublesome than dangerous, there is a significant group of patients where it causes a lot of trouble. Skin breakdown causes ulceration or lack of blood to the skin and muscles causes severe pain, claudication & rest pain. In this case there is a threat the limbs might die (gangrene). Associated with this the patient will become weak and may fall and injure themselves. The stress may precipitate a cardiac or cerebral event and the patient’s life may be threatened. Read more...