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Atherectomy Abroad

A list of leading international hospitals performing Atherectomy to foreign patients.

American Heart of Poland

American Heart of Poland Group (AHP) was established in the year 2000 by the team of outstanding physicians from both Poland and the United States.

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4,100 - 5,500 US$

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

6 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Prof. Hasin Ustunsoy

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Dr. Ahmet Hulisi Arslan MD

Cardiovascular Surgery
Pediatric Heart Surgery
Heart Valve Surgery
Heart By-Pass Surgery

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Atherectomy

upon request

Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Cardiac Surgery has a highly experienced professional team that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to provide patients with a broad spectrum of surgical heart procedures.

Listed cardiac surgeon:

Dr. Gil Bolotin, MD

Director, Department of Cardiac Surgery

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Atherectomy

upon request

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Miguel Such

Head of The Cardiac Surgery Unit

Dr. Juan José Gómez Doblas

Head of The Cardiac Surgery Unit

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Atherectomy

upon request

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Atherectomy

upon request

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Hospitals present to you the Department of Heart transplantation with an amazing team of Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic surgeons who are well experienced and have performed several transplantations in the past years.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Sandeep Attawar

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Dr. Govini Balasubramani

Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon

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Atherectomy

upon request

Medicana Healthcare Group

Cardiothoracic surgery (also known as thoracic surgery) is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (the chest)—generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease).

Listed cardiac surgeon:

Prof. Mehmet Salih Bilal

Cardiovascular Surgeon (Adult and Pediatric)

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Atherectomy

2,000 - 4,000 US$

Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Cardiac Surgery in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary The cardiac surgery team supports all surgical cardiac pathologies.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Lapeze

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Dr. De La Roche

Thoracic Surgeon

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Atherectomy

upon request

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Atherectomy

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Atherectomy

upon request

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About Atherectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Atherectomy?
Atherectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove atherosclerosis from a blood vessel. It is also used to treat peripheral arterial disease and coronary artery disease. A sharp blade attached to a catheter is used to remove plaque. The plaque is collected by the catheter and removed.

How is the Atherectomy Performed?

  • A catheter is inserted through a small puncture of the artery in the leg.
  • The plaque is scraped away using the blade attached to the catheter.
  • A chamber in the catheter collects the plaque for removal.
  • The catheter may need to be inserted many times to remove a large amount of atherosclerosis.

How to Prepare for Atherectomy?
  • A few days before atherectomy, certain tests need to be performed on the patient.
  • The patient may need to discontinue some medications before the procedure.
  • The patient’s full medical checkup needs to be conducted.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Approximately 2 hours

Days admitted : 1 to 2 days

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia

Recovery : - After the procedure, the patient is required to lie down flat for 3 hours or more in the recovery room where the patient’s condition is monitored closely.
- The patient will continue to receive intravenous medication like blood thinners to prevent clotting.

Risks : - Embolization – debris blocking the arteries are dislodged in the lower area of the leg
- Perforation
- Restenosis – the artery is re-blocked, usually if the patient smokes cigarettes

After care : - The patient should take the required medications as per the doctor’s instructions.
- Over-the-counter medicines should not be taken without consulting the doctor.
- The patient should not drive while taking narcotic medication.
- The patient should take a healthy diet after a consultation with the dietician. Lots of liquid intake is recommended.
- The patient should exercise regularly, which makes the heart stronger.
- The patient should quit smoking.
- Stress should be avoided and relaxing techniques should be practiced by the patient.

The patient should contact the doctor if the following symptoms occur:
- Fever
- Nausea
- Infection or bleeding at the catheter insertion site
- Chest pain
- Breathing difficulty
- Heavy sweating
- The leg that was used the atherectomy becomes painful or numb or cold and pale

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