Certain arterial diseases can be treated with endovascular methods, which are less invasive than classical open surgery.

Under local anesthesia, diseased arteries throughout the body are accessed through small puncture points on the arteries of the arms or legs.

The target arteries are then dilated with a balloon with the possible stent implantation, which then maintains the patency rate of the artery. The puncture point compression after the procedure prevents the formation of hematomas and the patient is discharged from the hospital usually the day after the intervention.

Balloon dilatation and stent implantation

Author: dr Enes Ljatifi (ass. dr Srdjan Babić)