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Renal Artery Stenting

The physicians at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute perform renal artery stenting to restore blood flow to your kidneys.

Why choose UPMC in Central Pa. for renal artery stenting?

Our specialists are among the most experienced in the region at diagnosing and treating renal artery stenosis using minimally invasive catheter-based techniques, such as stenting. We perform renal artery stenting procedures in our state-of-the-art catheterization laboratories.

What is renal artery stenting?

Renal artery stenting is performed to treat a condition called renal artery stenosis, which occurs when one or more of the arteries that carries blood to your kidneys becomes narrowed or blocked.

Renal artery stenting may be necessary if your cardiologist confirms that a significant blockage is present in one or both of your renal arteries. The procedure is usually done to protect your kidney from further damage due to loss of blood supply.

What happens during renal artery stenting?

You will be positioned on a table and placed under local anesthesia. A small incision will be made in your groin. Your doctor will insert a thin, balloon-tipped catheter into your renal artery. After the catheter reaches the blockage, your doctor will inflate the balloon to widen your artery and restore blood flow. Your doctor will then place a small tube called a stent inside your renal artery to hold it open. Your doctor will remove the catheter and suture the incision.

What can I expect after renal artery stenting?

When the procedure is completed, you will be moved to recovery for observation and monitoring. Your doctor will provide more information about your recovery.

How long does it take to recover after renal artery stenting?

Following renal artery stenting, you will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours. Lie down often, particularly if bleeding occurs around the incision. If you notice any bleeding, pain, or a feeling of warmth in the area, as well as any changes in the color of the skin of your leg, you should contact your doctor immediately.

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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at UPMC Outpatient 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
2020 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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
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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