Treatment From Vascular Experts
Vascular Outpatient Surgery Center
The Surgical Institute of Alabama is a premier ambulatory surgery center for vascular treatment. Our vascular experts treat conditions a high-tech outpatient environment.
Arteriogram, Venogram, Fistulogram
Vascular tests to review changes in the blood vessels, x-rays of contrast in your veins and fistula.
Angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease. It restores blood flow to the heart muscle without open-heart surgery.
A stent is a wire mesh tube used to prop open an artery permanently. When a coronary artery (an artery feeding the heart muscle) is narrowed by a buildup of fatty deposits called plaque, it can reduce blood flow.
Venoplasty is a procedure that involves inserting an inflatable balloon to widen your veins and improve blood flow. Sometimes a tiny tube (stent) is inserted in the vein to keep the vein open.
Fistula Construction is a surgical connection made between an artery and a vein, created by a vascular specialist. An AV fistula is typically located in your arm, however, if necessary it can be placed in the leg.
Dialysis Access Surgery
Dialysis access surgery creates the vascular opening so a needle can be inserted for hemodialysis or an abdominal catheter inserted for peritoneal dialysis.
Surgical thrombectomy is a type of surgery to remove a blood clot from inside an artery or vein. Normally, blood flows freely through your blood vessels, arteries, and veins. Your arteries carry blood with oxygen and nutrients to your body.
A toe amputation is surgery to remove one or more toes. You will get medicine to help you relax and numb your foot. Then your doctor will make a cut (incision) to remove your toe. If you have healthy skin to cover the wound and have no signs of infection, the doctor will then try to close the wound.
Dialysis Catheter Placement
Dialysis Catheter Placement inserts a catheter under the skin into a major vein. This procedure is done to allow quick access to blood flow to do dialysis. Dialysis is a process that filters and cleans the blood when the kidneys can no longer do this on their own.
Vascular Access Surgery
A vascular access procedure involves the insertion of a a catheter into a blood vessel to provide an effective method of drawing blood or delivering medications, blood products, or nutrition into a patient’s bloodstream over a period of weeks, months or even years.
The filter catches blood clots and stops them from moving up to the heart and lungs. This helps to prevent a pulmonary embolism. The IVC filter is placed through a small incision in a vein in your groin or neck. A catheter is inserted into this vein.