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Atherectomy in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Atherectomy.
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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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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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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Our cardiac surgery service stands out from the rest because it includes all the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures currently available internationally.

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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Hospital General de Catalunya

For the past three decades Catalonia General Hospital has been a pioneering provider of the best healthcare services and cardiac surgery.

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Clinica La Luz

The Department of Cardiac Surgery of La Luz, which currently treats all cardiac diseases and aortic pathologies in its different presentations.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery conducts diagnoses and surgical therapy for congenital and acquired heart diseases.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Corposalud Clinic

A modern multispecialty healthcare clinic, located in Valencia, Spain that along with its ISO certified partner Hospitals − some of the most recognized private Hospitals in Spain − integrate clinical and hospital care.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Fernando Hornero Sos

Head of Cardiac Surgery Unit

Dr. José Llagunes Herrero

Head of Anesthesia Unit

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Juan José Rufilanchas

Head of Division of Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Alberto Forteza

Head of Division of Cardiac Surgery

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Hospital Quirón Marbella

Hospital Quirón Marbella incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Rubén Rodríguez Carvajal

Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Head of Service

Dr. Alberto Iriarte Y Pérez-pons

Consultant - Cardiac Surgery

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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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