Minimally Invasive

Minimally invasive treatment of peripheral arterial disease typically implies percutaneous catheter based procedures. This can be either angioplasty (balloon treatment) or stenting (using covered or uncovered scaffolds) or atherectomy (cutting or removing a plaque blockage). Often procedures involve a combination of all three techniques and are usually done on an outpatient basis so the patient can go home at the end of the day.