Coastal Vascular operates under the direction of Dr. Divyang C. Ayar, a Vascular Specialist. Dr. Ayar is a board certified radiologist in both diagnostic radiology, as well as interventional and vascular radiology. Coastal Vascular Center offers a wide range of treatments and new technologies to help restore your state of wellness and self-esteem. Coastal Vascular is an outpatient clinic but all procedures are performed in a safe environment with a highly skilled physician staff. Patients find it more convenient to come to our clinic because of our warm and inviting staff which provide more personalized care. Coastal Vascular Center specializes in concierge medicine and boutique level patient care.
Angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), restores blood flow to the heart by opening narrowed or blocked coronary arteries without open surgery. This procedure is used to treat the results of peripheral arterial disease and is sometimes combined with stenting in which a small metal mesh tube is placed to ensure the artery stays open.
Until recently, the go to treatment for peripheral artery disease patients suffering from leg pain due to advanced arterial blockages was balloon angioplasty or stents. However, today an additional minimally invasive procedure, atherectomy is available that successfully clears blocked arteries helping patients to return to an active lifestyle more quickly.
A stent is often placed during angioplasty to help keep the artery open. This is a small tube that acts as a scaffold to support the inside of your artery. A balloon catheter, placed over a guide wire, puts the stent into your narrowed coronary artery. Once in place, the balloon is inflated, and the stent expands to the size of the artery and holds it open. The balloon is then deflated and removed while the stent stays in place. Over several weeks, your artery heals around the stent.
Radiofrequency Ablation is unique in that treats the cause of varicose veins, not just the symptoms. This is an outpatient procedure that is safe and proven effective. On top of that the procedure usually lasts less than an hour. Recovery time is generally a matter of hours, and most people don’t find Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) to be overly uncomfortable. In addition, some studies show that the RFA procedure may be associated with lower rates of pain, bruising and complications when compared to other treatment modalities.
About 55% of women and 40 to 45% of men have to deal with some type of vein problem in their lives. When spider veins appear on the face, they can be especially noticeable and embarrassing. Widely used in treating spider veins, sclerotherapy treatments are a minimally-invasion outpatient procedure. Sclerotherapy for spider veins on the face may have several small sessions. Each session treats an area of the face afflicted with spider veins.
For uterine fibroid embolization, an interventional radiology specialist will use an x-ray camera referred to as a fluoroscope. The fluoroscope guides small particles to the fibroid and uterus through a catheter. These particles block blood flow from the arteries supplying the fibroid. By choking off the supply, this procedure causes the fibroid to shrink. This reduces the painful and annoying symptoms it can cause. Research has shown that uterine fibroid embolization brings relief to almost 90% of women with uterine fibroids.