At MedStar Franklin Square’s Endovascular Suite, advanced techniques improve patient care and outcomes every day. Our experienced vascular surgeons use non-invasive tests, advanced surgical techniques, and minimally invasive endovascular procedures to more effectively treat a wide range of vascular problems.
Many patients' endovascular experience begins with non-invasive, diagnostic testing. All of these procedures are performed using the latest in X-ray imaging technology - the "C-arm," pictured. The software produces a high-resolution 3D image, useful for studying the details of the arteries. This innovative equipment then enables our vascular surgeons to treat a wide range of clinical problems, including stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and other peripheral vascular disorders.
The diagnostic studies and procedures can take place in the same room, at the same table, without having to move the patient. The suite enables us to do open, as well as, minimally invasive procedures in the same place, which makes it especially helpful in emergency situations when diagnosis and surgery must be done very quickly. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) can help to acquire better diagnostic details of the arteries. Our diagnostic studies are supported by CD-burning capability so that images can be sent to referring physicians for better continued care after our treatment has ended.