Different Types of Vascular Surgeries

Our vascular services can be administered to address specific vascular diseases. The procedures can include surgical or endovascular techniques which go hand-in-hand with non-surgical procedures. Surgeons are in a better position to administer the best surgery procedure in relation to a patient’s disease.

Some of the common surgical procedures include:

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

This type of surgery can repair abdominal, thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms. It can be carried out through an open or endovascular procedure.

Aneurysm open repair

The whole procedure is carried out in an operating room. The repair is then carried out through the use of a graft. This is a long cylinder-like tube. The graft connects one end of the aorta at the site of an aneurysm to the other end of the aorta.

Endovascular repair

It involves minimal surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. The procedure can be carried out in a radiology department or an operating room. There can be the use of regional anesthesia or general anesthesia. The physician then makes a small incision in each groin to visualize the arteries in each leg.

A stent-graft is then inserted through the artery to the site of an aneurysm. The stent helps to hold the graft in position. When strategically positioned, the graft is expanded to support the wall of the aorta.

Peripheral arterial disease

The arterial treatment options include open surgical and endovascular treatment.

Open vascular surgery

A bypass graft from another blood vessel from another body part is placed where the artery is blocked to reroute the blood flow.

Endovascular treatment (Angioplasty)

A catheter is used to expand the artery to increase blood flow. It can be performed in many arteries of the body. The most common angioplasty procedures include:

  • Stent: a tiny coil is expanded inside the blocked artery which opens the blocked area
  • Laser angioplasty: involves the use of a laser to vaporize the blocked artery


Source: https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/heart-vascular/getting-treatment/vascular-surgery/treatment-options/


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Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

Author - Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

SPECIALTIES: Percutaneous aneurysm repair, endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, treatment for varicose veins, open vascular surgical procedures, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism treatment and aesthetic services.