At Advanced Surgical Technology in Mt. Vernon, we approach peripheral vascular disease with the most advanced methodologies. A pre-surgical workup to accurately identify the source of your discomfort, pain, or other symptoms is the first step in the process. We employ several diagnostic tests in a comprehensive pre-surgical workup.
An intravascular ultrasound is a diagnostic test that allows your physician to view the inside of a coronary artery to identify issues such as narrowing of the vessel due to plaque buildup.
This procedure is also used in the placement of stents. At Advanced Surgical Technology, we ensure our patients are comfortable throughout the procedure and administer a local anesthetic and a sedative before the test. A probe is inserted into the artery, which emits sound waves which create the images your doctor can review. Following your test, you will need to rest, laying flat, for several hours.