At OakBend Medical Center, we bring together experienced board certified physicians with decades of combined experience, the latest technology and advanced diagnostic tools. Working closely with the latest catheterization equipment and highly trained staff to launch minimally invasive innovative new procedures, such as laser ablation to unblock arteries and improve blood flow, the program expands preventative treatments, which translate into superior patient outcome.
CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LAB PROCEDURES:
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization: Catheters are placed into arteries and fed into different areas of the heart. The doctor can detect abnormalities in the heart or major vessels that might hinder proper function. Pressures can be measured and the inside of blood vessels can be viewed.
Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting: A procedure used to dissolve blockage with the insertion of a small “balloon.” The balloon is inserted into the narrowed area of the artery and inflated. The balloon widens the artery restoring blood flow.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A catheter is placed inside the femoral artery and fed to the aortic aneurysm through the veins. A stent graft is placed to reinforce the walls of the vessel and prevent bulging and bursting.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter: Type of vascular filter that is implanted into the inferior vena cava to prevent fatal pulmonary embolism (PEs) which is blockage of blood supply to the lung(s).
Carotid Stent Placement: A small metal tube known as a stent is permanently placed to expand the carotid artery which is responsible for blood flow to the brain.Endovascular Venous Laser Therapy: Treatment for varicose veins. A thin laser fiber is inserted and energy is delivered to the area of a faulty vein.
Thrombectomy: Removal of clots that block blood flow.
Peripheral Angioplasty: Treats arterial blockage and narrowing through the insertion of a small balloon.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A blood vessel from the chest or leg area is attached to the aorta and routed to “bypass” the clogged section of the artery restoring blood flow to the heart.
Lobectomy: Removal of lung.Video Assisted Thoroscopy: An alternative procedure to thorocotomy performed through a smaller incision with the use of a small camera and light.
Peripheral Artery Bypass: A “bypass” is created for blood flow to direct around clogged arteries. Carotid Endarterectomy: The carotid artery is opened and plaque preventing blood flow to the brain is removed.
Aneurysm Repair: Weakened areas of arteries are repaired with the use of a graft.
Thorocotomy: Areas within the chest are accessed for purposes specific to the patient.