Arteries that are clogged with plaque prevent blood from circulating through your body as it should. Improper blood flow can lead to serious complications, including stroke, cerebrovascular disease and carotid artery disease. An atherectomy, a minimally invasive procedure, clears the arteries of plaque to improve blood circulation and lower the risk of life-threatening complications.
To keep your blood flowing smoothly, Goshen Heart & Vascular Center performs atherectomies in Goshen, IN, to provide our communities with comprehensive Heart & Vascular care.
To help lower your risk of clogged arteries and needing an atherectomy, we offer the right screenings to check the status of your vascular system. Ask your primary care provider about our screenings or call (574) 537-5000 for a referral.
Treatment for peripheral artery disease at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition marked by stiff and narrowed arteries, is one of the most common reasons to have an atherectomy. Your doctor may also recommend this procedure to treat claudication caused by PAD or to clear coronary blockages that don’t respond well to stents.
If your heart or vascular condition causes you pain or puts you at risk of serious complications in the future, an atherectomy may be the solution.
What to expect
We’re equipped with a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, where our fellowship trained cardiologists will perform your atherectomy. Through a small incision, your doctor will guide a flexible tube to the blocked artery and remove the plaque. You’ll be given light sedation to keep you comfortable.
Most people do not experience complications from an atherectomy, other than soreness at the incision site. Your doctor will discuss any risks, complications and pain management techniques with you.
With our innovative Heart & Vascular care, including minimally invasive atherectomy, you’ll have a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
Our team can help
After an atherectomy, you can return to doing the things you love without the painful symptoms. Call (574) 537-5000 today to learn how an atherectomy can help you.
Serving our communities in Elkhart County and beyond, Goshen Heart & Vascular Center offers atherectomy in Goshen, IN.