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Atherectomy: Atherectomy is surgery to remove plaque from arteries using a mechanical device or a laser. The coronary arteries are the most common arteries treated by this procedure, which is often followed by coronary angioplasty (with or without stent placement).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Atherectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Atherectomy:

Non-Surgical Options: Atherectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Atherectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Atherectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Atherectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Atherectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Atherectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Atherectomy

Possible surgical complications of Atherectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Atherectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good; however, atherosclerosis may return within a year.

Atherectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Atherectomy: One to two days.

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