Techniques of Open Vascular Surgery
Some of the open vascular surgeries are:
Arterial graft- it is performed to bypass a diseased or blocked part of an artery in order to restore proper blood flow and reduce the risk of complications. The graft is taken from healthy part of the body such as arms or legs.
Carotid endarterectomy- it begins with an incision in the neck, exposing the narrowed carotid artery where the surgeon opens the artery to remove the plaque.
Surgical aneurysm repair- aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the wall of an artery, they are extremely risky: if they burst it can lead to life threatening internal hemorrhage. Open aneurysm repair includes replacement of weakened part of the artery with a tube-like structure.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery- It involves the incision to open the abdomen, removing the aneurysm and replacement of the excised portion with synthetic tube.