Blockage can also occur in arteries supplying the kidneys and the intestine (gut). If blockage in the kidney arteries is severe, it can result in high blood pressure that is very tough to control with medications and can further damage the kidneys, too. If you have high blood pressure that is tough to control, at VIVAA an ultrasound of the kidney arteries can be done to diagnose any blockage in the kidney arteries. If there is significant blockage, Dr. Sidhu will discuss the treatment plan with you depending on the findings.
If the kidney artery blockage needs surgical treatment, Dr. Sidhu can perform both minimally invasive balloon angioplasty/stenting and renal artery bypass. It is very important to bring blood pressure under good control and prevent further damage of the kidneys and other organs.
Similarly, if there is blockage in the arteries to the intestine (gut), patients will experience abdominal pain every time they eat food and eventually they are scared of eating and start losing weight. It is called chronic mesenteric ischemia and it is important to discuss the problem with your doctor if you are experiencing it. Dr. Sidhu will discuss all the symptoms with you and if deemed necessary will do ultrasound to check the flow to the gut.
If the blockage is severe and needs treatment, Dr. Sidhu can perform both the minimally invasive mesenteric artery angioplasty/stenting and an open surgical bypass procedure. It is very important to diagnose and treat chronic mesenteric ischemia to prevent further weight loss, be pain-free and prevent the gut from losing complete blood flow.
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