Arterial and Venous Treatments performed in an Outpatient Setting serving the Los Angeles Area
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Robert Azizi, MD
Angioplasty, also known as balloon angioplasty and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), is a minimally invasive, endovascular procedure to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins, typically to treat arterial atherosclerosis. A deflated balloon attached to a catheter (a balloon catheter) is passed over a guide-wire into the narrowed vessel and then inflated to a fixed size. The balloon forces expansion of the blood vessel and the surrounding muscular wall, allowing an improved blood flow. A stent may be inserted at the time of ballooning to ensure the vessel remains open, and the balloon is then deflated and withdrawn. Angioplasty has come to include all manner of vascular interventions that are typically performed percutaneously.
Ramsess Khosravi, LLB, RVT
At Vascular Interventions Inc. our Vascular Ultrasound Laboratory performs specialized exams to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. In addition to conventional examinations for peripheral arterial occlusive disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency disease, Carotid, renal and mesenteric disease and dialysis access, this center performs cutting-edge studies to detect abnormalities of arterial and venous circulation.
Our physicians and sonographers have garnered broad recognition for their advanced expertise in non-invasively studying cerebrovascular and lower extremities disease using innovative test protocols.
Our ultrasound evaluations for circulation are pain free.