Treatments Christie Clinic Vein & Vascular Center provides the highest quality clinical care for our patients. Our team excels in innovative solutions to challenging vascular problems including medical or surgical management, aneurysms, or aortic dissections. Below is a list of treatments our care team performs. Angioplasty and Stenting Angioplasty and Stenting is a method of opening narrowed or blocked blood vessels. Angioplasty uses a small balloon catheter that is inserted into the clogged arteries and the stent helps prop the artery open, decreasing the chance of narrowing again. Carotid Endarterectomy A carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove plaque or build up inside the carotid artery with the goal of stroke prevention. Carotid Stenting Carotid Stenting is a nonsurgical procedure and it’s performed if you have a carotid artery with a blockage of 70% or more, have had a stroke or stroke symptoms, or not in good enough health to undergo surgery. Dialysis Access Varicose Dialysis Access is needed when your kidney function falls below a certain threshold. Embolization Therapy (Acute GI Bleeding, Uterine Fibroids, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Testicular Varicoceles, Splanchnic Aneurysms, etc.) Embolization Therapy is a procedure that injects substances directly into an artery to block or reduce blood flow. Endovascular Stent Graft Endovascular Stent Graft is inserted by a surgeon (using a catheter) into the aneurysm and seals the aneurysm from within to keep it from rupturing. Surgical Aneurysm Repair Surgical Aneurysm Repair is an incision in the abdomen or chest to remove the damaged area to repair the aneurysm. Surgical Bypass Surgical Bypass routes blood flow around an area of blockage caused by Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Thrombolytic Therapy Thrombolytic Therapy is the administration of lytics or “clot busters” to dissolve blood clots that have suddenly blocked your major arteries or veins and pose potentially serious or life-threatening implications. Venous Access Venous Access is a method of accessing the bloodstreams, through the veins to administer medications or fluids, to obtain blood or to provide an access point for blood-based treatments. Wound Care Wound Care can be provided by our team to treat cuts, ulcers, or sores on your legs that have developed from vascular diseases.