Specialized Skills

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI): Angioplasty and Stents

PCI is a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease. 

For angioplasty, a balloon is inflated at the narrowed area of the heart artery. This presses the plaque or blood clot against the sides of the artery, making more room for blood flow.

A stent is a tiny, expandable metal mesh coil. It is put into the newly opened area of the artery to help keep the artery from narrowing or closing again.

This restores blood flow to the heart muscle without open-heart surgery.

In certain cases, we use specialized methods like rotational atherectomy (Rotablation), orbital atherectomy, or laser to break up hard or calcified plaques.

Chronic Total Occlusion: CTO

CTOs are blockages that have typically been present for more than three months. These blockages are a result of a severe build-up of fatty deposits or plaque within the arteries (atherosclerosis) and are one of the complications of coronary artery disease (CAD). Patients may present with chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or a heart attack. These symptoms may occur with exertion or at rest.

New technologies and advanced training have enabled minimally invasive methods for treating CTOs with high success rates

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Also called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), TAVR is a minimally invasive heart procedure to replace a narrowed aortic valve that fails to open properly (aortic valve stenosis).

Peripheral Angioplasty and Stents

Peripheral artery angioplasty is a procedure to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in the lower extremities. The procedure widens narrowed arteries in the pelvis or legs to improve blood flow. This may decrease leg pain due to blockages or help wounds heal better.

In certain cases, we use methods like Directional Atherectomy, Orbital Atherectomy, Shockwave Lithotripsy, or Laser to treat more complex blockages.