If you have been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease, we offer the most advanced vascular surgery in Mt. Vernon and Centralia, IL available worldwide. Dr. Liyanage, is at the forefront of the latest advances in treatment for PVD and is a dedicated and talented medical professional in this specialized field.
Percutaneous balloon angioplasty
A balloon angioplasty begins with the injection of a contrast dye into the bloodstream. This dye allows your blood vessels to be visible on an X-ray monitor. A device with a small balloon at the end of a catheter is inserted until it reaches the area that has become narrowed, guided by real-time X-ray images. Once it reaches the restricted area, the balloon is inflated, flattening the plaque onto the artery wall, opening it, so blood flow is increased.