Procedures & Innovations
While our physicians will always first consider the least invasive alternatives for a patient's condition, vascular diseases will at times require surgical intervention. This section provides descriptions of some of the most common surgical procedures that are performed by our physicians. Although many minimally invasive procedures are available, in some instances an open surgical procedure is still the most appropriate treatment.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Minimally invasive vascular surgery procedures provide an alternative to traditional, open surgical procedures. This section provides descriptions of some of the most common minimally invasive procedures that are performed by our physicians. Also referred to as endovascular surgery, minimally invasive procedures generally involve correcting the vascular problem using either a very short incision or no incision at all! Minimally invasive procedures utilize catheters and implantable devices such as stents or stent grafts.
The Columbia Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions places a special emphasis on minimally invasive procedures for treating vascular diseases. If appropriate for your condition, our physicians have extensive experience and a great track record in performing all of the newest procedures including stents and angioplasty for carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and blockages in arteries throughout the body.
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Lighting fast, leading-edge medical imaging system the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYPH/CUMC), is utilizing Siemens Artis Zeego®. Giving patients more complete information than any other imaging system, The Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions at NYPH/CUMC, is advancing patients' vascular care to a higher dimension.
Leading all other hospitals in fostering space-age technology, the Division had patients in mind when they installed five of these new 3D imaging systems. Good news for treating aneurysms; carotid disease; critical limb ischemia; hemodialysis; lower extremity vascular disease; and venous disease. As well, vascular non-invasive laboratory duplex and physiologic studies and wound care, with special emphasis on evolving endovascular therapies, all benefit from the device's robotized C-arm.
Enhancing accurate diagnosis for surgical management of patients with this futuristic device, the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions at NYPH/CUMC has an intuitive imaging system for anatomical detail, which eases imaging of essential vascular regions for precise diagnosis of vascular abnormalities, providing complete control in the OR.