Interventional cardiologist, Shaddy K. Younan, M.D. and the highly skilled staff in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Bayshore Community Hospital are performing a new sophisticated procedure to alleviate the pain and discomfort experienced by patients suffering from PAD.
Using a new surgical device, called the SilverHawk Plaque Excision Atherectomy System, inserted without an incision, Dr. Younan
is able to shave plaque off the walls of clogged peripheral arteries.Once inside the artery, Dr. Younan
activates a tiny rotating blade to shave off plaque by milligrams at a time.The plaque collects in a cone that is removed when the catheter is withdrawn."This breakthrough procedure helps us to successfully treat vascular diseases in the lower extremities without major surgery," said Dr. Younan, who is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and nuclear stress testing, and echocardiography.
"The benefit of this procedure is that it removes the plaque entirely instead of merely compressing it against the vessel wall and hoping it won't come back.The procedure takes very little time and recovery is so minimal that most patients usually get up and walk immediately following the procedure."
"Bayshore Community Hospital's Angiography team of professionals, from nurse to technician to physician, are very familiar with the equipment necessary to treat peripheral arterial disease," says Dr. Younan