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Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat blockages or narrowing in the veins. This procedure restores healthy blood flow by widening the affected veins, primarily in the deep venous system of the body. Angioplasty is a valuable option for those experiencing venous insufficiency or other venous conditions.

Conditions Treated

Conditions that can benefit from venous angioplasty include:

Procedure Overview

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the following steps:

  • Preparation

    You'll receive a local anesthetic to numb the area where the catheter will be inserted, usually in your groin or arm.

  • Catheter insertion

    A thin, flexible catheter is guided through the venous system to the site of the blockage or narrowing.

  • Balloon inflation

    A small balloon on the tip of the catheter is inflated at the site of the blockage or narrowing. This action compresses the plaque or other obstructions against the vessel walls, widening the vein and restoring blood flow.

  • Deflation and catheter removal

    Once the vein is sufficiently widened, the balloon is deflated and the catheter is removed.

  • Observation

    Dr. Tawfik monitors the results of the angioplasty through imaging, ensuring the vein is adequately widened.

  • Closure

    The insertion site is typically closed with a small bandage or sutures.


The procedure is typically well-tolerated, as a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area where the catheter is inserted. Patients may experience some pressure or discomfort when the balloon is inflated, but this is generally brief and manageable.

Recovery times can vary depending on the individual and the specific case, but most patients can return to their normal activities relatively quickly. Some post-procedure soreness or swelling may occur, but these symptoms usually subside within a few days.

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks, although they are typically low. Some risks may include injury to the blood vessel, infection, or blood clots. Dr. Tawfik will discuss these risks with you before the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re experiencing symptoms of venous insufficiency, May-Thurner syndrome, or other venous conditions, angioplasty may be the solution you need to restore healthy blood flow and alleviate discomfort. Take the first step towards healthier veins and improve well-being by scheduling a consultation with us. During this appointment, Dr. Tawfik will evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Schedule a Consultation


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