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Cardiac Surgery

When you need surgery for a vascular problem, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville has every service you need. Our expert surgeons provide traditional and minimally invasive procedures including:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - traditional and minimally invasive procedures (stent-graft repair) to prevent rupture.

Carotid endarterectomy - removes plaque from carotid arteries, restores blood flow to the brain and prevents stroke.

Leg artery blockage repair including:

  • Bypass procedures - a synthetic graft is stitched around the blockage.
  • Endarterectomy - plaque is removed from the artery to restore blood flow.
  • Angioplasty - a small balloon is inflated inside a blocked artery to open it and squeeze the plaque against the artery wall.
  • Stent-graft repair - angioplasty opens the blockage; a stent is placed to permanently hold open the artery.
  • Thrombectomy/embolectomy - removes blood clot from artery with a special catheter.
  • Vein stripping - removes varicose veins.
About Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally invasive endovascular procedures repair diseased arteries from the inside out rather than from the outside.
  • No large surgical incisions are needed.
  • Tiny metal cylinders called stents are placed to hold open blocked arteries.
  • You recover more quickly and return to normal activities in days instead of weeks.
  • These procedures take place in a special operating room equipped with digital fluoroscopy and intravascular ultrasound - which allows your surgeon to see your vascular system on TV monitors during procedures.
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