Arterial in Rock Hill, SC

At Piedmont Cardiovascular Surgery, we focus on cardiovascular, thoracic, vascular surgery, and arterial in Rock Hill, SC. Our highly qualified and seasoned doctors are committed to treating their patients when issues arise, and work toward preventing further problems.

Arteries are the blood vessels that take oxygen-rich blood away from their heart and to the rest of the body. Arteries may become damaged or blocked from high cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, smoking, and many other factors.

Damaged arteries can cause a lot of problems, including:

  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Vision loss
  • Weakened immune system
  • Nerve damage

If you are suffering from a blocked artery in the leg, you may be a candidate for a leg bypass surgery. This procedure involves rerouting the blood supply around the area that is blocked. During surgery, a graft (either a plastic tube or a part of your vein from another part of your body) will be used to replace or bypass the blocked artery. We offer several treatment options for arterial surgery including:

  • Angioplasty/Stent

An angioplasty uses a balloon catheter to temporarily widen blood vessels and restore normal blood flow. Combined with the placement of a mesh tube called a stent, which is coated with medication, helps keep your arteries open. Commonly used during a heart attack to open your arteries and reduce chances of heart damage.

  • Cover Stent

A covered stent props open your arteries and is made of a metallic frame and is covered with a durable fabric to create a barrier between your tissues so there is no ingrowth.

  • Stent Graft

The stent graft is typically used when a patient experiences an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This procedure involves using an endovascular aneurysm repair to reinforce the wall of the aorta in order to keep the damaged area from splitting.

  • Atherectomy

This procedure removes plaque that is narrowing or blocking your arteries. This decreased blood flow can lead to a heart attack.

  • Thrombolysis/Embolectomy

These procedures involve removing blood clots or foreign bodies in the blood vessels.

We accept patients upon referral from primary care or other physicians. Call (803)-994-9647 to schedule your appointment at Piedmont Cardiovascular Surgery.