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Peripheral Stenting

The vascular specialists at UPMC in Central Pa. use the latest minimally invasive techniques to treat blockages in the arteries of your lower abdomen, kidneys, arms, legs, or feet.

Why choose UPMC in Central Pa. for peripheral stenting?

Our vascular specialists are among the most experienced in the region at diagnosing and treating blockages of the peripheral arteries using minimally invasive catheter-based techniques. We perform hundreds of peripheral stenting procedures each year in our state-of-the-art catheterization labs.

What is peripheral stenting?

Peripheral stenting is used to open up clogged arteries in your lower abdomen, kidneys, arms, legs, or feet without performing open surgery. The procedure is done using a balloon-tipped catheter, requiring only a small incision in your groin or arm. A tiny, expandable metal coil called a stent will be inserted into the newly-opened area of your peripheral artery to help keep your artery from narrowing or closing again.

What happens during peripheral stenting?

You will be positioned on a table, lying on your back, and under local anesthesia. A small incision will be made in your groin or arm to insert the catheter. The catheter will be advanced into your peripheral artery.

After the catheter is in place, dye will be injected through the catheter and x-ray pictures will be taken so your doctor can see the narrowed area(s) of your peripheral artery. After your doctor finds the blockage, the balloon at the tip of the catheter will be inflated to push back the blockage and a stent will be placed to hold your artery open.

What can I expect after peripheral stenting?

When the procedure is completed, you will be moved to recovery for observation and to address any issues you may have with pain. You should plan to have a friend or family member drive you home.

How long does it take to recover after peripheral stenting?

You will need to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities for a few days. You should ask your doctor when you can return to work and resume normal activities. It is very important that you see your doctor for follow-up visits as recommended.

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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at Lebanon Valley Advanced Care Center
1251 East Main Street
Suite 3
Annville, PA 17003

Adult Cardiology: 717-731-0101
Pediatric Cardiology: 717-761-0200

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
360 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17013

Adult Cardiology: 717-243-6557
Pediatric Cardiology: 717-761-0200
Fax: 717-243-0102

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
1000 North Front Street
Wormleysburg, PA 17043

Adult Cardiology: 717-731-0101
Pediatric Cardiology: 717-761-0200
Fax: 717-731-8359

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Main Number: 717-988-5864
Fax: 717-231-8568

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
900 Century Drive
Suite 100
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Phone: 717-591-3660 or 800-248-0257
Fax: 717-591-3661

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at Medical Professional Center of Newport
300 Bretz Court
Newport, PA 17074

Phone: 717-567-7246 or 800-248-0257
Fax: 717-567-2621

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at Brady Building
205 South Front Street
4th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104

Phone: 717-231-8555
Fax: 717-231-8568

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
 2808 Old Post Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Adult Cardiology: 717-920-4400
Pediatric Cardiology: 717-761-0200
Fax: 717-920-4401

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
12 Saint Paul Drive
Suite 205
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Adult Cardiology: 717-217-6881
Pediatric Cardiology: 717-761-0200
Fax: 717-217-6889

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at UPMC Outpatient Center
2201 Brunswick Drive
2200
Hanover, PA 17331

Phone: 717-637-1738
Fax: 717-646-7430 

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
233 College Avenue
Suite 203
Lancaster, PA 17603

Phone: 717-988-5864

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