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Atherectomy in Istanbul

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Istanbul, Turkey performing Atherectomy.
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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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Dr. Sertaç Çiçek MD, FACC, FCCP

Pediatric & Adult Cardiac Surgery
Cardipulmonary Transplantation

Dr. Ahmet Hulisi Arslan MD

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

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

8 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Prof. Dr. Atıf Akçevin

Specialist Physician

Prof. Dr. Halil Türkoğlu

Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist

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Atherectomy

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Acibadem University Atakent Hospital

Acıbadem Atakent University Hospital is designed as a comprehensive hospital that serves in all fields, and draws attention with its cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, and oncology branches.

9 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Dr. Cem Alhan

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Acibadem Taksim Hospital

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. Cem Alhan

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.

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Dr. Ertan Onursal

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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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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