Other Stent Procedures

Carotid stenting: For patients in whom a carotid artery narrowing needs to be treated, the traditional operation is carotid endarterectomy to clear away the narrowing and repair the artery. Carotid stenting however provides a less invasive approach which may be suitable for some patients.

Aortic stenting: Abnormalities of the aorta sometimes require an operation, however under certain circumstances for some patients with thoracic or abdomnal aortic anneurysm, a covered stent can be used as a less invasive alternative.

Renal artery stenting: Narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the kidneys (renal arteries) sometimes needs treatment with a procedure. This is usually achieved with renal artery stenting.

Iliac stenting: The areties in the pelvis conveying blood from the main blood vessel in the abdomen (aorta) to the legs can become narrowed or dilated due to atherosclerosis. If the iliac arteries require treatment stenting can sometimes be appropriate.

Lower limb stenting: If the arteries in the legs are narrowed from atherosclerosis and causing claudication or other problems with blood flow to the legs, the flow can sometimes be improved with a vascular operation (such as an arterial bypass) or angioplasty and stenting.

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Dr Dalby and his surgical colleagues will discuss any proposed procedure with you including its attendant risks and benefits. When appropriate this will involve further discussion in a multidisciplinary meeting so that you may receive the best advice and reach a mutually agreeable management plan.