The Bayonne Vascular Institute is the first and only multi-disciplinary vascular center in Hudson County dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). We specialize in minimally-invasive, catheter-based procedures to treat disorders (such as blockages and aneurysms) in the arteries (and veins) outside the heart. These "state of the art procedures" can frequently be performed on an outpatient basis with less risk and shorter recovery periods than traditional surgical alternatives. Percutaneous devices (such as catheters, balloons, stents, and lasers), can be introduced through small puncture sites to treat blockages, aneurysms and blood clots that previously required major surgical procedures.
What makes us so successful in performing the latest non-invasive procedures? What makes us so successful in performing the latest non-invasive procedures?
Our onsite ultrasound Doppler, multislice CT Angiography and MR Angiography capabilities eliminate the need for patients to travel long distances to take advantage of these powerful diagnostic tools.
The Institute offers:
Plaque removing atherectomy
Clot-busting thrombolytic agents
And many other procedures
Peripheral Vascular Disease Glossary
Angioplasty: A procedure used to widen vessels narrowed by stenoses or occlusions.
Aorta: The largest artery in the body. It originates at the root of the heart, extends through the chest and abdominal cavities where, like a branching tree, it sends off smaller arteries to all the organ systems of the body.
Arteriogram: A special x-ray in which radiopaque die is injected into the arterial system and allows the physician to view part of the arterial system.
Arteriosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries due to deposits of fatty material and cholesterol on the lining of the artery. Eventually this process leads to blockage of the involved segment of artery.
Bypass Grafting: Introducing a vein or plastic graft into a blocked artery to bypass or re-route the blood around the blockage.
Cardiovascular: The entire system of blood vessels, including the heart, arteries, and veins.
Carotid Artery: Each side of the neck carries a carotid artery that carries blood to the brain.
Catheter: A hollow tube used to inject fluids or x-ray die into the circulation.
Collateral Arterial Branches: Side branches of an artery, often developing over time around a blocked artery.
Heart: The central pump of the arterial system.
Intermittent Claudication: Cramp-like pains in a group of muscles occurring during exertion and relieved at rest, often involving the calf muscles.
Minimally Invasive Procedures: An increasing trend in modern surgery in which smaller and smaller incisions are made in the human body, thus reducing hospital stay and minimalizing disability and discomfort.
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD): Diseases of the blood vessels to the arms and legs; usually referred to as arteriosclerosis although other, more rare diseases occur.
Stenting: Introducing a permanent brace within a vessel that has undergone angioplasty to prevent it from collapsing again.
Stroke: A circulatory problem involving the brain and leading to some neurological disability. It is often caused by a blockage in a carotid artery of the neck to the brain or hemorrhage in the brain.