What Does Endovascular Mean?
Endovascular procedures uses a minimally invasive approach to re-opening blocked vessels and restoring blood flow to a threatened extremity. These procedures were originally designed for patients who are poor candidates for open surgery. Over the years, results have continued to improve and indications have been expanded to all patients. At Core Vascular Services, over 80 % of our patients have been treated successfully with this method reserving open surgical bypass for patients who can not be treated endovascularly. Our primary focus is limb salvage reserving amputation of the limb as a last resort. The endovascular procedures performed include but are not limited to the following: