Vascular surgery - a rapidly developing branch of medicine that allows you to expand the possibilities of modern medicine and replace traditional surgery. Modern vascular surgery is minimally invasive species to the surgery. Modern technologies allow to carry out operations inside blood vessels, which suggests intravascular or endovascular surgery.
Initially, endovascular technique was designed for diagnostic purposes. Typically, the technique of endovascular surgery include percutaneous catheter into a major blood vessel. Most often used for this purpose femoral artery or Vienna, which is accessed in the inguinal folds. The tip of the catheter has entered radiopaque properties, which allows you to monitor the progress catheter in the vessel.
Currently, with the help of technology endovascular surgery there are alternative methods of traditional surgery as coronary artery bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy and clipping of aneurysms.
The main advantages of endovascular surgery:
Endovascular diagnostic and therapeutic interventions are performed outpatient or require several days of hospitalization
General anesthesia in most cases is not needed.
Operational risk, pain, recovery time than traditional surgery significantly reduced
Endovascular intervention for the most part less expensive than traditional surgery
Endovascular interventions less invasive, require minimal cut