An arteriovenous (AV) fistula is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein, which bypasses some capillaries carrying blood to tissues. When this happens, tissues below the bypassed capillaries receive a diminished blood supply. There are a variety of methods to manage and treat the condition, including surgery.
Amputation is the removal of a limb or part of an extremity when an alternate treatment is not available or has failed, to remove bone and tissue. The procedure can be necessary with an extensive infection, lack of blood supply, trauma, frostbite, burns or wounds.
A portacath is an implanted device giving access to veins for patients who need regular, long-term administration of antibiotics or chemotherapy drugs. For patients with difficult veins, ports can also be used for withdrawing blood for blood tests.
Inferior Vena Cava Filters
Inferior vena cava filters are placed in patients who have a history of or are at risk of developing blood clots in the legs, including patients diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis.
Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure used to reduce the risk of stroke by correcting narrowing known as stenosis in the common carotid artery or internal carotid artery. A surgeon opens or cleans the artery by removing plaque.
An abdominal aortogram is a radiographic study of the abdominal aorta. The procedure finds areas in your blood vessels where they are narrowing or closing.