Revascularization surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to repair a circulation problem in a major blood vessel. It may be a life-saving operation, as it restores the blood flow through vital arteries and veins. To have this surgery, however, you need an expert vascular specialist. Call Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn for the best vein and artery care in New York City. He performs endovascular revascularization, as well as arterial revascularization, as needed. Schedule a consultation today.
Why Do I Need a Revascularization Procedure?
Revascularization is a life-saving procedure that involves restoring the blood flow to a blocked artery. It’s performed either as an open surgery or as an endovascular revascularization procedure. One in five adults in the United States suffers from cardiovascular disease and may need a revascularization in their lifetime.
The goals of revascularization are to restore your blood flow and reduce the symptoms associated with the blocked artery. It also reduces the risk of long-term damage or complications, while preventing the need for further treatment.
Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn, NY, is a highly skilled doctor in all forms of endovascular revascularization. He operates his practice from his office in Downtown Brooklyn, but he serves all of Brooklyn and greater New York City too.
What Conditions Does Revascularization Treat?
Your NYC doctor uses revascularization to treat such high-risk clinical symptoms as leg pain at rest and non-healing ulcers on your legs and feet. Revascularization is a very common procedure in the management of peripheral artery disease, when blocked arteries are responsible for your symptoms. This procedure restores circulation in your lower extremities, leading to clinical improvement.
Other conditions treated with revascularization include:
- Coronary artery disease. This disease is caused by narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to your heart. Revascularization is the procedure to re-open blocked coronary vessels.
- Renal artery stenosis. Revascularization opens up the narrowed arteries that supply blood to your kidneys. This is an important procedure if you have severe hypertension caused by a narrow renal artery.
- Pudendal artery stenosis. Revascularization of the pudendal artery leads to increased blood flow in the penis, improving erectile dysfunction. This is an effective procedure in the erectile dysfunction in men with atherosclerosis, especially when it’s associated with diabetes.
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What Are the Steps of a Revascularization Procedure?
Your doctor may perform the procedure using a few different non-surgical methods. Depending on the nature and severity of your blockage, you may need one or more method. An endovascular revascularization of an artery is a multi-component procedure that may include:
- Endovascular recanalization. A blocked artery may need to be recanalized first to re-establish blood flow.
- A balloon angioplasty. Your surgeon inserts a balloon catheter into the recanalized artery and inflates it to widen the artery, restoring normal blood flow.
- Atherectomy. Your doctor inserts a tiny device into the artery to remove fatty deposits and plaque from the artery’s walls.
In addition to the preferred endovascular techniques conducted inside the vessel via a tiny puncture incision without a major surgery, revascularization in selected cases must be achieved surgically, such as through an artery bypass surgery. This major surgery involves placing a synthetic graft or a vein from another part of your body into your leg to connect open segments of the artery upstream and downstream, relative to the obstruction. This procedure re-establishes the blood flow to the tissues that were suffering from arterial insufficiency.
Make sure the doctor who evaluates your peripheral artery disease, makes the diagnosis and recommends the appropriate and timely treatment is a board certified and experienced vascular specialist. Dr. Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein and Vascular Center can help if you have leg pain or non-healing ulcers in your legs or feet.
What Benefits Does Revascularization Provide?
Among the many benefits of endovascular revascularization, you can count on increased effectiveness, smaller incisions, a shorter recovery time and a significantly reduced risk of complications, as compared to an arterial bypass surgery. Additional advantages of revascularizing include:
- Improved blood flow. Revascularization increases blood flow to the affected area. As a result, it reduces serious and dangerous symptoms, such as limb pain.
- Reduced risk of complications. Endovascular Revascularization has a significantly improved safety profile, compared to a major surgery. An arterial bypass surgery is associated with a long recovery time and a high risk of infection and deep venous thrombosis.
- Improved quality of life. Revascularization can significantly improve your quality of life while requiring minimal downtime. Since it’s an outpatient procedure, you don’t need to stay overnight in a hospital. Restoring normal blood flow reduces your painful symptoms, improves your mobility and helps heal your wounds and ulcers.
After a minimally invasive revascularization procedure, you can expect a short recovery period. During this time, keep in mind:
- Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding your post-procedure care plan.
- Take medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Stay active by walking every day, but don’t exert yourself.
- Avoid any strenuous activities until your doctor gives you the OK.
The recovery after an arterial endovascular revascularization takes just a day or two while the tiny puncture wound heals completely. During this time, focus on caring for yourself and engaging in healthy activities that promote healing. After 24 hours, you’re able to resume normal activities and enjoy life without leg and foot pain that was due to arterial insufficiency. Contact Dr. Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn for a successful revascularization procedure.
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
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