Aster Medcity, Kochi performs the first successful radial artery stenting for the carotid artery in Kerala. A small nick is made in the righthand in the radial artery, and a carotid artery stent is placed in the neck. This approach reduces the complications of bleeding, hematoma and pain.
Being a minimal access procedure, these procedures are safer and interventional neurologists can ensure lesser complications compared to conventional femoral artery approach. The patient experiences less pain, complications, blood loss and scarring compared to femoral approach which in turn translates to faster recovery. The hospital stay and post-surgery recovery period are minimal as well, and patients can get back to their normal lives in a very short time. Patients also do not need to be bed bound for 4-6 hours after the procedure.