Xenophon P. Xenophontos, MD
Vascular Surgeon & Endovascular Surgeon located in Garden City, NY
If you have narrowed arteries or blockages in your blood vessels, experienced Vascular Surgeon Xenophon P. Xenophontos, MD, FACS, FSVS, offers the latest in minimally invasive endovascular surgical techniques at his Garden City, New York, office. Dr. Xenophontos customizes your surgical plan to ensure your safety and improve your overall vascular health. To find out if you’re a candidate for endovascular surgery, call the office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Xenophontos or request an appointment through the online booking feature.
Endovascular Surgery Q & A
What is endovascular surgery?
Endovascular surgery focuses on the treatment of conditions that affect your blood vessels, including blockages that increase your risk for stroke and other health complications.
Dr. Xenophontos uses the latest surgical methods, including open and minimally invasive techniques, to make repairs to the affected blood vessels. You may need endovascular surgery if you have chronic health issues like:
- Aortic disease
- Carotid artery disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Peripheral artery disease
Dr. Xenophontos can determine if surgery is right for you after a careful review of your medical history and the severity of your condition. Surgery may be an option if other treatments aren’t effective in treating your disease.
What can I expect during endovascular surgery?
In many cases, Dr. Xenophontos uses minimally invasive techniques to treat blood vessel diseases. Through a small incision near your hip, he inserts a long, flexible catheter tube into a blood vessel.
Once in place, Dr. Xenophontos inserts an endovascular graft, a fabric tube through the catheter and moves it up into the aorta in your heart. This graft expands to prevent blood clots and aneurysms from forming and will remain in place for your lifetime.
Dr. Xenophontos can also use endovascular surgery techniques as part of a carotid endarterectomy, a procedure to place a stent in arteries blocked by plaque build-up.
If Dr. Xenophontos is able to perform minimally invasive endovascular surgery, you can expect to heal faster and have less pain than occurs with open vascular surgery. He can discuss which surgical method is right for you during your initial consultation, so you’ll know what to expect and how to plan for your recovery.
What are the benefits of endovascular surgery?
Minimally invasive endovascular surgery offers several benefits over open surgery, including a reduced risk for infection and excessive bleeding. Other benefits of minimally invasive endovascular surgery include:
- Less pain
- Minimal scar risks
- Faster recovery time
Endovascular surgery, in general, also reduces your risk for potentially life-threatening health issues, like stroke, aneurysm, and other long-term vascular complications.
To learn more about endovascular surgery benefits and how it can work for you, schedule a consultation with Xenophon P. Xenophontos, MD, FACS, FSVS, today online or by calling the office.