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The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is home to one of the busiest vascular disease treatment programs in the country. However, it’s not the volume, but rather the all-encompassing nature of our peripheral vascular services, advanced procedures and technologies offered, and outcomes that set us apart from so many other programs.

Besides a robust portfolio of minimally invasive surgical interventions, we offer non-invasive studies of arteries and veins and always attempt non-surgical treatments when possible.

​Peripheral Artery Disease

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano offers minimally invasive procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD) – blockages in arteries – with quality outcomes that surpass national averages. Left untreated, PAD can lead to heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney failure, heart disease, heart failure, or amputation.

During peripheral angioplasty​, a catheter (thin flexible tube) with a balloon on the end is threaded through a small incision in the groin or wrist and guided to the blockage. Once in place, the balloon is inflated and deflated repeatedly, which flattens the plaque blockage and restores normal blood flow through the artery.

In many cases, a stent – a tiny mesh-like wire tube – is then inserted to keep the artery open.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

The vast majority of abdominal aortic aneurysm​ (AAA) repair procedures at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano – which correct an enlarged section of the aorta at risk of breaking open – are performed using minimally invasive endovascular techniques. For our guests, that typically means less bleeding, pain, and complications during recovery.

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is also one of the few hospitals in the region to use a new implant to repair AAA. Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) broadens the range of AAAs that can be repaired using less invasive endovascular techniques, bringing a variety of potential benefits:

  • Two- or three-day hospital stay versus seven or eight days with open techniques
  • Two-week total recovery in most cases
  • Fewer complications

Carotid Artery Care

Carotid endarterectomy to remove plaque build-up from one of the neck’s major arteries is one of the many specialized procedures offered at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Compared to more than 800 facilities nationwide, our guests’ length of stay in the hospital for the procedure is much less than the national average.

Many Options for Your Quality Outcome

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano offers many techniques and procedures to treat a wide range of vascular conditions:

  • Minimally invasive carotid stenting procedures
  • Comprehensive wound care and limb preservation program
  • Complex / redo open vascular reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive vascular reconstruction
  • Laser ablation and sclerotherapy for venous disease
  • Medical management of vascular disease
  • Percutaneous thrombectomy for thrombosis
  • Surgical bypass
  • Thrombolysis

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