Vascular Services

Your Reading Hospital care team treats peripheral vascular disease with a variety of services, starting with medicine and lifestyle changes. Usually, this approach can stop or slow the progression of peripheral arterial disease. When medical management and lifestyle changes aren’t enough, the vascular team offers a full range of surgeries and minimally invasive (endovascular) procedures.

Endovascular Services

During endovascular treatments, a doctor slides tiny medical tools into your blood vessels instead of making large cuts in the skin. That means you may notice reduced pain, scarring, and recovery time.

Angioplasty

This minimally invasive procedure opens up blocked arteries, allowing blood to flow freely. Your doctor might recommend carotid angioplasty to treat a narrowed artery to your brain.

Atherectomy

Treat vascular disease in your legs with this minimally invasive, endovascular technique that removes fat from blood vessels.

Intravascular Stenting

A fabric tube supported by a metal mesh (called a stent) reinforces a weak spot (aneurysm) in an artery.

Intravascular Ultrasound

This test slides a tiny ultrasound probe into your blood vessels to see inside them.

Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

A thin catheter (tube) is inserted into the varicose vein, delivering radiofrequency energy to the diseased blood vessel. The procedure heats and shrinks the vein until it collapses, rerouting blood through healthier vessels.

Bypass Grafting

If a blood vessel is narrowed or blocked, a surgeon can redirect the blood through a man-made graft or a healthy blood vessel taken from another part of your body. This vessel or graft is sewn above and below the diseased artery so that blood flows through the new vessel or graft. Your doctor might recommend femoral popliteal bypass surgery to treat a blocked artery in your thigh.

Thrombectomy

Thrombectomy surgically removes a blood clot that is blocking blood flow.

Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy delivers fluids or liquid drugs through blood vessels.

Vascular Surgery in the Hybrid OR

Find out how Reading Hospital’s hybrid operating room improves your outcome of vascular surgery.