All patients with narrowed or blocked arteries in their legs are suitable for this procedure
There is a small risk of puncture site bleeding. Patients with impaired kidney function may be sensitive to the contrast used during the procedure. Therefore all patients undergo a blood test to determine their kidney function prior to the procedure.
Thrombosis or clotting of the treated artery sometimes occurs. This risk is minimised by the administration of heparin (a blood thinner) during the procedure. Patients are routinely prescribed blood thinners such as aspirin after the procedure as well.
All patients need to be followed up for life as a small number may develop recurrence of the plaque. This is especially so if risk-factor modification such as stopping smoking has not been followed through.
Consultant Vascular & General Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh)
An experienced vascular and general surgeon in Singapore, Dr Sujit Singh Gill’s main interests include the minimally invasive treatment of venous, arterial and diabetes-related vascular disorders. His expertise in general surgery also allows him to treat various colorectal, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary conditions with good patient outcomes. Having trained in Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom, Dr Sujit Singh Gill’s diverse background also helps put his patients at ease.Read More