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Endovascular Surgery

Endovascular coiling of cerebral aneurysms
Stenting and Flow diverter treatment for cerebral aneurysms
Glue and Onyx embolization for brain and spine vascular malformations and fistulae
Carotid and vertebral artery stenting
Embolization of brain and spine tumours
Spine pain management – vertebroplasty, sacroplasty and nerve root & facet blocks

FAQ's

At Aster Hospitals we provide the highest quality of care and a transformative experience for all your healthcare needs. With our network of multi-speciality hospitals, specialised doctors, and world-class technology, we bring global standards of medical care to our patients.

What is endovascular embolization?

Endovascular embolization is a major surgical procedure under GA or conscious sedation to treat an abnormal blood vessel in the brain or any body part. This surgery results in a blood supply cut off to any one part of the body.

How is endovascular embolization done?

Endovascular embolization is done by cutting to expose the femoral artery in the thigh near the groin area, a dye is then introduced to visualize the pathway of the artery, and a catheter is passed through to the concerned area. Medical plastics, metal, glue, bio foam, or balloons seal off the concerned blood vessel. It is an alternative procedure to open surgery but can still take hours to complete.

Where is embolization done?

Embolization is done by placing a minor catheter inside the arteries supplying the area of concern(bleeding). It can start from the leg to the brain and is done using dyes and imaging.

Is endovascular embolization painful?

The procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia for the patient's comfort. You are given an IV to sleep through the surgery. Another option is to take medications to lose all motor sensations, which keeps you relaxed but awake. As a result, you may not feel any sensation during the procedure. This is known as conscious sedation.

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