Choose an Englewood Health Physician Network vascular surgeon for comprehensive treatment of kidney arterial disease and intestinal arterial disease.
Kidney and intestinal arterial disease occur when fatty deposits, or plaque, accumulate in the arteries that carry blood to your kidneys or intestines. This causes less blood to reach these vital organs. Our surgeons are experts in endovascular (minimally invasive), open surgery, and non-surgical options for the treatment of vascular conditions related to kidney and intestinal artery disease.
Your surgeon will insert a small tube with a balloon on the end through a small incision in the groin and guide the tube to the area containing the plaque. The balloon is inflated, pushing the plaque against the wall of the artery to improve blood flow.
Using a catheter, your surgeon guides a small tube (stent) to the are containing the plaque. The stent is placed into this area permanently, opening the clogged artery and improving blood flow.
If your artery is severely narrowed, open surgery may be needed. Much like heart bypass surgery, blood flow is rerouted around the blocked or damaged part of your intestinal or kidney artery using a natural blood vessel taken from another part of your body, or by a synthetic tube.