Our state-of-the-art vascular labs at our Jackson and Dyersburg clinics offer several outpatient procedures as a convenience for our patients. These minimally-invasive outpatient procedures include peripheral angioplasty and arterial stents, atherectomy, varicose vein removal and angiograms.
Peripheral angioplasty is a procedure to open blocked or narrow blood vessels in your legs. Fatty deposits can build up inside these blood vessels and block blood flow. Angioplasty uses a medical "balloon" to widen these blocked arteries. Sometimes your doctor will insert an arterial stent in the artery to keep it from narrowing again.
An atherectomy is an alternative to angioplasty. It uses a catheter with a shart blade on the end that is inserted into the artery to remove plaque.
Varicose vein removal gets rid of unsightly and painful varicose veins in your legs. We use the minimally invasive VNUS Closure produce to remove varicouse veins. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy (electricity) to heat, collapse and seal off the targeted blood vessels. Patients like this procedure because it has good results and minimal scarring. Patients resume their normal activities in one to two days.
An angiogram uses x-rays to take pictures of your arteries and veins and look for blockages. During a coronary angiogram, a type of dye that can be detected on an x-ray is injected into your heart. This procedure can both treat and diagnose some heart and blood vessel conditions.