Recanalization of an artery is a minimally invasive procedure to re-open an artery by cleaning out the fatty deposits or plaque that have completely blocked it. The recanalization procedure relies on advanced imaging technology that allows a specialist like Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky to actually see the blockage and treat the problem in real time as it’s happening. Call Dr. Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn for a consultation if you’ve been feeling sluggish due to blocked arteries.
What Is Recanalization?
The process of recanalization has become more popular in recent years for treating abnormal artery conditions, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD) This minimally invasive procedure uses the latest medical imaging technology to re-open blocked blood vessels. Arterial recanalization improves circulation problems by restoring blood flow to the tissues that otherwise suffer from lack of oxygen and nutrients.
If you’re suffering from symptoms of poor circulation, including pain, ulcers and numbness in your limbs, seek the best doctor to perform a thorough examination. Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn has the tools and expertise to reach an accurate diagnosis and then develop a targeted treatment plan.
Dr. Sobolevsky and his team work to get you the best possible outcome if you need a recanalization procedure. The practice has delivered proven results for this and other PAD treatments. The office is in Downtown Brooklyn, but the doctor serves all the Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Clinton Hill, the Navy Yard, and Fort Greene.
Do I Need a Recanalization of an Artery?
Typically, the recanalization of an artery helps if you’ve experiencing symptoms related to an arterial blockage due to a plaque build-up. People who need arterial recanalization include those who:
- Have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease
- Suffer from atherosclerosis
- Have pain in your calves or feet at rest and when asleep
- Have a non-healing ulcer or wound
- Have gangrene and are considering an amputation
- Have symptoms of neuropathy or numbness in the lower limbs
Arterial recanalization benefits those suffering from pain and ulcers due to blocked. Recanalization of an artery provides many health benefits, including:
- Improved blood flow to your limbs promoting wound healing and bringing pain relief
- Increased life expectancy by preventing amputations
For those dealing with clogged arteries, a recanalization procedure improves their quality of life by restoring blood flow in the damaged arteries. Safety and effectiveness are a top priority, and this treatment method offers a long-lasting vascular solution.
Dr. Sobolevsky was both friendly and professional during my vein treatment. He took the time to explain everything to me and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him for anyone seeking vein treatment.
How Does The Recanalization Procedure Work?
Recanalization is a procedure that uses tiny devices to cross the arterial blockages and re-establish the vessels to normalize the blood flow in your leg. The procedure includes several steps, including:
- You lay comfortably beneath a special x-ray machine, and your doctor performs an angiography to identify the blocked artery and measure the extent of the blockage. You may need a contrast dye injected into the blood vessel for your doctor to clearly delineate the anatomy.
- Using the imaging devices for guidance, your doctor locates the blockage, and with the help of various miniature devices, crosses the blocked artery to re-establish that it’s unobstructed.
- Using angiographic techniques, such as atherectomy, balloon angioplasty and stenting, the recanalized vessels is molded to the desired diameter.
- The arterial access puncture hole is closed with an arterial closure device.
The effectiveness of your recanalization procedure depends on several factors, regardless of the skill of your doctor. The extenuating factors include:
- The severity of your blockage
- The length of the blockage
- The location of your artery
The more extensive the blockage, the more difficult it is to recanalize the artery and the less likely it is that the recanalized artery will remain open for a long time. That’s why the key in successful management of peripheral artery disease is an appropriate and timely intervention.
When Is the Right Time for a Recanalization?
If you need an arterial recanalization to treat a blocked artery because it’s causing pain at rest or a non-healing ulcer, you may need this procedure performed immediately to restore blood flow and prevent an amputation.
Whichever type of arterial treatment you need, including arterial recanalization, Dr. Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn can handle your evaluation, diagnosis and appropriate and timely treatment. Contact Dr. Sobolevsky right away to get an accurate diagnosis and the treatment you need.
Sergei Sobolevsky, MD, is a leading specialist in endovascular medicine with experience in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Sobolevsky has decades of experience in the field, with over 25,000 procedures performed, accumulating extensive experience in image-guided minimally invasive medicine, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions.
Dr. Sobolevsky earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1997 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University. Later, he earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and named to the Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dr. Sobolevsky is licensed in multiple states, has delivered presentations at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, and now acts as a clinical advisor for the biomedical industry. He also held multiple positions in the field during his career, including Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, Senior Vice President in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artann Laboratories in North Brunswick, NJ, and Medical Director at the American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention Center in Brooklyn.More About Dr. Sobolevsky
Downtown Vein Treatment Center
480 Court Street, Ste 101
Brooklyn, NY 11231