OPERATIONS OF THE BLOOD VESSELS

Carotid artery operations

These operations are performed when the carotid arteries (arteries that supply the brain with blood) are significantly narrowed. This operation prevents stroke. In most cases, it is performed under local anesthesia.

After the operation, the patient remains in the intensive care unit for 8 to 12 hours before being transferred to the surgical ward. The patient is discharged from hospital on the third to fifth postoperative day.

Operations of the abdominal and thoracal aneurysm

Patients with aneurysm (enlargement) of the aorta require surgery to prevent aneurysm rupture with catastrophic, usually fatal consequences.

There are two standard treatment options for this disease. The first is a classic surgical operation under general anesthesia. The aneurysm is resected and the rest of the aorta is reconstructed with a straight artificial graft (prosthesis). This method is verified with a long period of patient follow-up after the operation.

A new method of treating aortic aneurysm is the implant of a stent inside the aneurysm, a procedure called endovascular aortic repair (EVAR and TEVAR). The operation is performed under local or under brief general anesthesia. The main advantage of this method is faster postoperative recovery and a shorter hospital stay. Unfortunately, not all aneurysms are suitable for this kind of operation.

Surgical treatment of peripheral artery disease

In order to prevent these catastrophic consequences, we can offer active surgical treatment of peripheral obstructive artery disease. There are several operations for this disease:

  • aorto-bifemoral bypass
  • femoro-femoral bypass
  • femoro-popliteal bypass
  • femoro-crural bypass

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