Peripheral Artery Disease Treatments

 

Family Healthcare & Cardiac Center

 Family Healthcare & Cardiac Center specializes in Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Treatments. Our clinicians are devoted to serving patients with the symptoms and risk factors of Peripheral Artery Disease. Call us at (718)-439-5111 or visit us at 7404 5th Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11209 -Bay Ridge area, for more information.

 

 About Peripheral Artery Disease Treatments✎

What are Peripheral Angiogram(Angioplasty) and Intervention?

About Angioplasty

 If Family healthcare & cardiac center has used imaging techniques to confirm that you have a blockage in your artery caused by plaque, you may need an angioplasty. This procedure uses a medical balloon to press the plaque tight up against the artery walls, thereby increasing the amount of space inside the artery for blood to flow through. Angioplasty often replaces stenting, because this new, less invasive procedure requires only a small incision near a blood vessel. It does not hurt and most people are able to return to their normal activities within one week after having an angioplasty.

 The risk of complications or serious reaction to angioplasty is low. Still, in New York State this procedure may only be performed in a hospital. FHCC patients who need an angioplasty will be referred to one of Dr. Mittal’s colleagues at Mt. Sinai.

Peripheral Angiograms are conducted by using x-ray technology and a special dye to assist the doctor in finding narrowed or blocked areas in the arteries that supply blood flow to your leg. Once the doctor is able to determine where the blocked arteries are, the doctor will use small tools and catheters to unblock those arteries.

 About Our Office Based Lab (OBL)

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Our Office Based Lab (OBL) is equipped with state of the art technology that allows our physicians to provide exceptional care that has in the past been performed in a hospital setting. Performing interventional procedures in an office based lab is more convenient for patients. Our OBL consists of an operating room and a recovery room. In our operating room, we have a General Electric C-Arm machine. The C-Arm machine is a medical imaging device that allows our physicians to use x-ray technology for real time images during procedures. These real time images allow the physician to monitor the progress of the procedure and determine if there are any complications that need to be addressed. The C-Arm machine has been beneficial in reducing the number of follow-up operations after a procedure.  

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The push for more OBL’s have become apparent. OBL’s have allowed for better administrative oversight due to the size of the OBL compared to a hospital surgical setting. There have been no compromises in patient safety, low rates of complications, and high success rates.  OBL’s are a more personal environment for both the physicians and patients. Specifically, with peripheral vascular interventions, OBL have been hugely successful in developing new and improved techniques for performing procedures. OBL’s are currently adopting new technologies with the goal of bettering patient care and lowering costs.

Our OBL is American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) certified. AAAASF is the most prestigious standard for outpatient accreditation. A few examples of the requirements AAAASF requires of a facility to be accredidated are as follows:

  • Board certified surgeons must have privileges to practice any procedure at the hospital they are affiliated with

  • Outpatient and Office Based Labs must maintain the same standards as hospitals

  • AAAASF requires the use of anesthesia professionals for deeper levels of anesthesia.

  • AAAASF requires a safe and clean surgical environment that meets stringent standards.

  • AAAASF requires peer review (peer oversight) and tracks data for thousands of individual cases

  • The outpatient facility must pass through a survey by qualified AAAASF surveyors.

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Our recovery room is equipped for postoperative emergencies. It consists of four recovery beds where patients are monitored for 2-4 hours after procedure. All procedures performed in our OBL are same day procedures. This means you are able to go home the same day that your procedure was performed.

 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

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