Aneurysms are a weakening in the blood vessel wall that can grow over time becoming a significant health risk because they can rupture. A ruptured aneurysm can cause severe internal bleeding, which can lead to shock or even death. This can occur throughout the body, whether it is the Aorta, arms, or legs. Dr. Ghanami performs two types of surgical repairs: a newer technique called an endovascular aneurysm repair and a traditional open surgical repair. Treatment options are based on your condition and associated health risks.
ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR (EVAR):
A minimally invasive treatment option for abdominal aneurysm repair which involves only two small groin punctures or incisions. A stent is placed within the abdominal aortic aneurysm to prevent further growth and potential rupture. This represents a huge improvement in care from the previous abdominal incisions.
OPEN SURGICAL ANUERYSM REPAIR:
When more complex aneurysms are not suitable for endovascular repair, open surgical intervention may be needed. An incision is made along the abdomen to internally repair the aneurysm. SVC is prepared to deliver this treatment in the safest manner possible.
Not all patients are suitable for these procedures,but the SVC team will review your case individually and sometimes confer with other industry professionals to provide the most appropriate plan of care for your condition.
Peripheral Arterial Disease – PAD
Arterial disease is the build up of plaque within the arteries in our body including the upper and lower extremities. When a person develops peripheral artery disease (PAD), the extremities — usually the legs — don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with the body’s needs. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (intermittent claudication). Clearing the path for blood flow can be done through several different invasive procedures depending on your condition. Dr. Ghanami performs the following procedures:
Incorporates both surgical intervention and minimally invasive advanced techniques
The removal of hardened plaque within the arteries by either laser or mechanical device
Drug Eluting Ballon Angioplasty
Use of balloon angioplasty to widen arteries filled with plaque and increase blood flow
Stents are used help hold open an artery so that blood can flow through the blocked or clogged artery
Traditional Surgical Bypass
Surgical rerouting of blood flow around an obstructed artery that supplies blood to the extremities
Carotid Artery Disease
This condition is the result of plaque formation in your arteries specific to your carotid arteries which supply blood to your brain. A Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or the surgical removal of the plaque buildup in the carotid arteries, has long been proven as the optimal treatment for this condition.Dr. Ghanami is highly experienced in performing these types of procedures to help improve blood flow to the brain and prevent further disease manifestations.
Our Patient Process
The right care starts with Dr. Ghanami and his team, focusing on providing the best procedures that will improve symptoms while helping to prevent further complications associated with the disease process. Technology and advancements in the industry have provided new opportunities for minimally invasive procedures.Overcoming the symptoms of vascular related problems are far more obtainable, safe, and convenient than they have ever been.
The first step to obtaining a correct diagnosis is with detailed testing that may include ultrasound, CT scans, or MRI and working with your existing Doctor to establish the right treatment options.
Once we have a clear understanding of the underlying cause of the condition we then recommend a procedure that will be best for you.
Your procedure will be scheduled at a designated facility where Dr. Ghanami is a board certified, and fellowship trained surgeon with years of experience in performing these types of surgeries.
Post operation follow up visits with Dr. Ghanami are scheduled to ensure that the results of the surgery are meeting your expectations and that you are healing sufficiently.