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Minimally Invasive Endovascular Procedures

Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center

Cardiovascular Disease Specialists & Interventional Cardiologists located in North Houston, Tomball, TX

Treatment for heart and vascular disease varies and, in some cases, surgical intervention is necessary. At Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center in Tomball, Texas, cardiovascular disease specialists Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI, Alexander Trujillo, MD, and Steven Napierkowski, MD, perform minimally invasive endovascular procedures to reduce incision size, recovery time, and pain. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.

Minimally Invasive Endovascular Procedures Q & A

What is minimally invasive endovascular surgery?

Minimally invasive endovascular surgery includes various procedures that diagnose and treat vascular disease. The cardiovascular disease specialists at Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center include providers double board-certified in interventional cardiology.

During endovascular surgery, the specialists use catheters to access veins and arteries to diagnose and treat various conditions. 

The providers dedicate themselves to providing the most up-to-date treatments at their state-of-the-art practice, including minimally invasive endovascular surgery. 


Who benefits from minimally invasive endovascular procedures?

In most cases, noninvasive tools and therapies are preferential for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular conditions. However, you may benefit from a minimally invasive endovascular procedure to diagnose or treat your:

  • Aneurysm 
  • Atherosclerosis 
  • Peripheral artery disease 
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Renal artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Varicose veins
  • Critical limb ischemia

The cardiovascular specialists at Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center use the most advanced tools and techniques available to ensure you get the best outcomes. 


What are minimally invasive endovascular procedures?

Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center performs many minimally invasive endovascular procedures. Some of the procedures include:

Endovascular ablation

During an endovascular ablation, your provider inserts a catheter into a varicose vein and then uses heat to destroy the vein. 

Angioplasty and stenting

To treat blocked arteries, the cardiovascular specialists at Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center perform angioplasty and stenting. 

During the procedure, they use a catheter to insert a balloon into the blocked artery, inflate the balloon, and secure the opening with a metal mesh (stent). 

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic tool that diagnoses and treats heart conditions. 

Aneurysm repair

Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center uses minimally invasive endovascular techniques for aneurysm repair. During the procedure, your provider uses a catheter to insert a stent-graft to support the weakened area of the artery.

Angiography

An angiography is a diagnostic test that assesses the heart and blood vessels. Your provider inserts a catheter through an artery in your arm or leg to measure the pressure inside the artery or heart. 

Catheter ablation

A catheter ablation is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure that treats atrial fibrillation. During the procedure, your provider inserts a catheter and uses radiofrequency energy to destroy (ablate) the cells in the heart that are causing the electrical malfunction.

Carotid endarterectomy

A carotid endarterectomy is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure focused on cleaning the plaque from the walls of the carotid artery to prevent a stroke.

Your minimally invasive endovascular procedure may occur at the office or a surgical center. 

To schedule a consultation with the cardiovascular disease specialists at Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center, call the office or book online today.