Abdominal aortic aneurysm stent grafting and surgical repair
Abdominal aortic aneurysm stent grafting is the process in which a heart doctor places an endovascular stent inside of the abdominal aorta to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing.
Aortic valve replacement
An aortic valve replacement involves removing a faulty or damaged heart valve and replacing it with a new valve made from synthetic materials or animal tissue to improve blood flow to the heart.
Arterial bypass grafting
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the process of connecting, or grafting, a healthy artery or vein from the body to the blocked coronary artery. The grafted artery or vein bypasses the blocked portion of the coronary artery. This surgery is used for people with severe coronary heart disease and is used to improve blood flow to the heart.
Arteriovenous fistula placement
An arteriovenous fistula (AV) is a connection made between an artery and a vein. A heart doctor typically places the arteriovenous fistula in the forearm, which can help the vein grow stronger by causing extra pressure and blood flow into it.
Ascending aortic aneurysm repair
This heart procedure, in which a bulge in the aorta, the largest artery in the human body running from the left ventricle of the heart down to the abdomen, is repaired.
A carotid endarterectomy is a surgery that removes plaque buildup from inside a carotid artery in the neck to restore normal blood flow to the brain and prevent a stroke.
Coronary artery bypassing grafting
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is a procedure used to treat coronary artery disease. In the procedure, the blocked portion of the coronary artery is bypassed with a piece of a healthy blood vessel from elsewhere in the body to improve blood flow to the heart.
Deep vein thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more deep veins in the body, typically the legs.
Left atrial appendage resection
If a patient is at risk of developing blood clots in the left atrium, a heart procedure is performed that closes or removes the left atrium appendage to reduce the risk of stroke.
Limb-salvage surgery, also called limb-sparing surgery, is the most common type of surgery for a primary bone cancer or a soft tissue sarcoma in an arm or leg. The surgeon removes the tumor and an area of healthy tissue around it, while preserving as much of the limb as possible.
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Heart specialists use this treatment method to access the heart through a small incision, removing the need for traditional open-heart surgery. During the heart procedure, an endoscope—a thin telescopic lens, light source and camera—is passed through a small incision in the chest, providing heart surgeons a magnified view of the inside of the body. Surgical instruments are also passed through the incision, allowing surgeons to operate on the heart.
Mitral valve repair/replacement
A mitral valve replacement is a minimally invasive heart procedure to replace a mitral valve that isn't working properly.
Noninvasive vascular testing
Procedures that examine blood vessels throughout the body that feed major organs and tissue help diagnose and treat many vascular conditions, including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, aneurysms and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Pulmonary vein isolation
Pulmonary vein isolation is a procedure that creates scar tissue in the part of the left upper chamber of the heart where each of the four pulmonary veins connects. The heart surgeons here in Round Rock perform this operation to stop abnormal electrical signals in the heart that cause heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias).
A septal myectomy is a heart treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which entails removing a portion of the septum that is obstructing the flow of blood from the left ventricle to the aorta.
Thoracic aortic aneurysm stent grafting and surgical repair
Thoracic aortic aneurysm stent grafting is the process in which a heart doctor places an endovascular stent inside of the thoracic aorta to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing.
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that can cause pain in the shoulders and neck, as well as numbness in the fingers. These disorders occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between the collarbone and the first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed.
Tricuspid valve repair/replacement
Tricuspid valve repair and tricuspid valve replacement are heart procedures that treat diseases affecting the tricuspid valve, one of four valves that control blood flow through the heart.
Venous ablation is a minimally invasive heart treatment that uses radiofrequency to cauterize or burn and close abnormally enlarged veins in the legs.
Video assisted thoracoscopic decortication/pleurodesis
A thoracoscopic decortication is a surgical procedure done to free a fibrous capsule that has formed around the lung secondary to an inflammatory process, such as an infection.
Video assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
A thoracoscopic lobectomy is the resection of an entire lobe of the lung, using a videoscope and an access incision, without the use of a mechanical retractor and without rib spreading.
Video assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy
A thoracoscopic lung biopsy is when a doctor inserts an endoscope through the chest wall into the chest cavity to obtain lung tissue for examination.