Vascular Treatment Options in the Phoenix Metro Area
Arizona Vein and Laser Institute Treats Vascular Conditions
Most vascular conditions are highly treatable when found in the early stages. Vascular conditions affect your veins and arteries, often blocking blood flow and causing discomfort and swelling. Your veins and arteries transport oxygen to the living cells in your body, so it’s critical they’re working as well as possible. The Arizona Vein and Laser Institute treat vascular conditions in Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding areas with our innovative testing and services. We’ll determine the best type of treatment to fit your needs and ensure your veins and arteries are working properly. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Diagnosing Vascular Issues
We use effective diagnostic strategies, including state-of-the-art vascular ultrasound technology, to find a customized treatment for your vascular condition. Our ultrasound technology allows us to view your circulatory system in detail to accurately find blockages, blood clots, and any other vein issues. Once we pinpoint the vascular problem, we’ll determine the best treatment method. We perform our treatments at our state-of-the-art vascular labs.
We use an atherectomy procedure to remove the fatty plaque from your vein and artery walls. The fatty plaque builds up and forms deposits that restrict blood flow. We use a sharp-tip catheter to safely scrape the plaque buildup and store the removed particles in a small chamber. The arteries are completely clean, allowing adequate blood flow. Atherectomy is our preferred method for areas that are extremely hard to reach.
An angioplasty procedure is done with a balloon-tipped catheter inserted into a narrow or blocked artery. The balloon expands as it’s guided through the vein, improving blood flow and increasing the opening of the vein. The minimally invasive procedure is one of the best to open blocked veins. Patients remain awake as we perform the procedure.
Angioplasty With Stent Placement
When an angioplasty cannot reopen a vein on its own, a patient may require an angioplasty with stent placement. This small mesh tube is left in your artery to help prevent collapse and blood clots from forming. A stent is much less invasive than heart surgery and highly effective. In some cases, we coat the stents with a slow-release medicine to help prevent blood clots.
Arterial Wound Care and Evaluation
Vascular issues sometimes present themselves as open wounds. If you’ve suffered from non-healing wounds for an extended amount of time, we’ll perform an evaluation to find the root of the problem. We can dry and close the wound in many cases after resolving the issue. We may also recommend using compression bandages, antibiotics, and dressings.
Contact Us For Vascular Treatment
Kulbhushan K. Sharma MD and our team of specialists have performed countless vascular treatments over the years. We work tirelessly to ensure your veins and arteries are performing at the highest possible level. From lifestyle changes to surgery, our team is here with you every step of the way. We’ll quickly find your vascular problem and effectively treat it. We offer six convenient locations throughout the metro Phoenix, AZ area to serve you. Contact us today!