689 Sierra Rose Dr, Unit B | Reno, NV 89511

Minimally-Invasive Management of AIOD

In many cases, AIOD is effectively treated minimally-invasively with stenting. The femoral artery is accessed in the groin and the blockage is crossed with a wire. A stent is inserted over the wire and deployed across the blockage to open it up. Depending on the location of the problem, stents may need to be inserted through both femoral arteries to open the right and left iliac arteries at the same time in a technique called, “kissing stents.”

This procedure is usually performed under moderate sedation and we are pleased to offer it on an out-patient basis (link to OIS section) to help our patients avoid the hassle of a hospital-based procedure.