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Dr. Louis Astra at Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute in Tarpon Springs performs many angioplasty procedures for patients who are referred to him due to obstructed arteries and veins. This endovascular procedure employs a balloon catheter that is threaded through the femoral or radial artery or the femoral vein up to the narrowed location. The balloon is then expanded to open and enlarge the blood vessel before being deflated and withdrawn. This procedure is sometimes followed by the positioning of a stent in the previously narrowed location.

For information on the types of angioplasty that Dr. Astra commonly performs, please call our office at 727.270.9927 or fill out an appointment request form here and a member of our office staff will contact you as soon as possible.