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Dr. Shardul Date

Vascular Surgeon
20 years experience overall
700 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ajit Subhash Jejurkar

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
26 years experience overall
800 Consultation fee at clinic

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Dr. Priya Palimkar

27 years experience overall
400 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ajit Mehta

17 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ritu Dhawan Bhatia

25 years experience overall
650 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Suryawanshi Satyajeet

21 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Rahul Patil

17 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Kiran Naiknaware

10 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Hemant Kokane

17 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Saurabh Potdar

15 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic


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Angioplasty in Pune

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a corrective procedure that helps to widen the narrowed blood vessels and also removes the blockages in the blood vessels. Thus, it restores the normal bloodstream throughout the arteries. Various Angioplasty procedures are accessible and based on the type of plaque [sticky deposit], size and shape of the artery;  the doctor will choose which method should be utilized.

Different types of Angioplasty techniques are:

  1. Balloon Angioplasty
  2. Cerebral Angioplasty
  3. Carotid artery Angioplasty
  4. Peripheral Angioplasty
  5. Renal artery Angioplasty
  6. PTA of the femoral artery
  7. Coronary artery stent 
  8. Stent implantation
  9. Valvuloplasty
  10. Laser Angioplasty [Excimer laser coronary angioplasty-ELCA]

What are the advantages associated with Angioplasty?

Following are the benefits of Angioplasty:

  1. Less invasive procedure
  2. Short hospitalization
  3. Decreased blood loss
  4. Restores the normal blood flow
  5. Lowers the risk of recurrence of a heart attack
  6. Widens the narrowed blood vessels or arteries

What are the indications of Angioplasty?

Following are the indications of Angioplasty:

  1. Angina
  2. Ischemia
  3. Proximal lesion
  4. Obstruction of the blood flow in the renal artery
  5. Heart attack
  6. Coronary heart disease

What is the preparation required for Angioplasty?

  1. The doctor may ask the patient about the present and past medical and medication history.
  2. Some tests may be advised by the doctor to check the condition of the blockages.
  3. The patient should stop eating or drinking before 6 hours of the procedure.
  4. Discuss with the doctor about all the risks, complications, and benefits associated with the Angioplasty.
  5. The patient may be asked to sign a consent form before undergoing this procedure.

What are the steps involved in Angioplasty?

Following steps are involved in Angioplasty:

  1. The patient will be sedated and then, a catheter or small tube will be inserted into the large artery.
  2. The catheter is slowly directed throughout the artery until the tip approaches the vessel that needed to be checked.
  3. Now, the contrast dye is injected into the blood vessel through the catheter, and the X-rays of the blood vessels will be taken.
  4. These X-ray images may be examined by the doctor and a small balloon at the end of the catheter will be inflated and widens the narrowed artery.
  5. After widening the artery, the balloon will be deflated. In a few cases, a stent will be placed in the obstructed artery for normal blood flow.

What is the recovery care for Angioplasty?

  1. The patient may need to stay in the hospital until awake from the sedation.
  2. Use painkillers, if the pain is severe.
  3. The patient may feel faint or weak, chest pain, and/or shortness of breath.
  4. If bleeding is noticed at the incision site, consult the doctor immediately.

Who can perform Angioplasty?

Angioplasty may be performed by:

  1. Vascular surgeon
  2. Interventional Cardiologist

What is the cost of Angioplasty in Pune?

The Cost of Angioplasty in Pune depends on:

  1. Type of the hospital
  2. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  3. Age of the patient
  4. Area of the body to be treated
  5. Admission fee
  6. The admission room that you opted for
  7. Doctor fee
  8. The medical condition of the patient

The minimum price in Pune starts from Rs.65,000

An average cost in Pune is approximately Rs.1,73,000

The maximum amount to be paid in Pune rises up to Rs.3,40,000

Is Angioplasty a major surgery or minor surgery?

Angioplasty is a major procedure as it involves inserting a catheter directly into the blood vessel. 

Who can undergo Angioplasty?

Angioplasty may be recommended to the people who are: 

  1. Suffering from severe atherosclerosis [the blockage of blood vessels]
  2. With severe chest pain during rest or stress
  3. Suffering from angina
  4. At the risk of developing heart disease

Who cannot undergo Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is not done in the individuals who are:

  1. Suffering from severe kidney disease
  2. suffering from high blood pressure along with recent heart surgery
  3. Currently on medications such as blood thinners and antiplatelets

What are the risks and complications involved in Angioplasty?

Risks and complications that are involved in Angioplasty are:

  1. Infection
  2. Irregular heartbeats
  3. Bleeding at the site of catheter insertion
  4. Blood clot formation
  5. Damage to the artery or the heart muscle
  6. Heart attack or stroke may occur

How long does it take to complete Angioplasty?

It may take almost 30-60 minutes to complete the procedure and sometimes more time depending on the condition of the patient. 

What is the recovery time from Angioplasty?

People who undergo Angioplasty along with a stent may be able to walk after 6 hours of the procedure. 

What is the success rate of Angioplasty?

The success rate of Angioplasty depends on:

  1. The medical condition of an individual
  2. Experience of the doctor in performing 
  3. Angioplasty
  4. Age of the patient

However, the success rate of Angioplasty may be approximately 92%.

Is Angioplasty painful?

It involves the insertion of a catheter in the larger artery and leads to mild-moderate pain. In a few cases, general anesthesia may be administered to sedate the patient and does not feel any pain during the insertion and extraction of the catheter from the artery.

Is Angioplasty Permanent?

Angioplasty may be a permanent procedure as the stent will remain permanently in the artery. 

What are the long-term results associated with the Angioplasty?

The following are the long-term results of Angioplasty:

  1. Improves the blood supply
  2. Improves the quality of life of the patient
  3. Decreases symptoms of the cardiac disease 

However, in the long run, Angioplasty may cause hypertension.

Can Angioplasty be detected in the future?

A stent may be placed in the blocked blood vessel and it can be detected under X-ray examination. 

What if Angioplasty fails?

If Angioplasty fails, the doctor may perform open surgery to widen the narrowed or blocked blood vessels. 

What are the alternatives available for Angioplasty? 

Some of the alternatives for Angioplasty are:

  1. Anticoagulants
  2. Anti-cholesterol drugs
  3. Enhanced external counterpulsation [EECP]
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