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Genicular Artery Embolization Treatments & Surgery

Chronic knee pain can significantly hinder your daily life, making even simple tasks seem too difficult. Traditional treatments often provide temporary relief, but fail to address the underlying issue. At National Vascular Associates, we provide a comprehensive list of services including genicular artery treatment. Genicular Artery Embolization is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure offering lasting pain relief for those suffering from knee osteoarthritis. 

The Mechanics Of Genicular Artery Embolization

Genicular Artery Embolization is a novel technique that targets the root cause of knee pain. The genicular arteries, located around the knee joint, can contribute to inflammation and pain when affected by osteoarthritis. GAE involves the precise blocking of these arteries, reducing the blood flow to the inflamed areas, thereby alleviating pain and swelling. This procedure utilizes advanced imaging technology, ensuring accuracy and safety. Unlike more invasive surgeries, GAE offers a quicker recovery and fewer complications, making it an appealing option for many patients.

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Who Can Benefit From This Genicular Artery Treatment?

GAE is particularly beneficial for individuals with knee osteoarthritis who have not found relief from conventional treatments like medications, physical therapy, or steroid injections. It is an excellent alternative for those who wish to avoid or are not candidates for knee replacement surgery. Patients with chronic knee pain due to other conditions may also be suitable candidates. A thorough evaluation by our Interventional Radiologist will help determine if GAE is the right choice for your specific situation.

Preparing For Your Genicular Artery Embolization

Preparation for GAE is straightforward. Prior to the procedure, our team will conduct a comprehensive assessment, including a detailed medical history and diagnostic imaging. We will guide you through pre-procedure instructions, which may involve temporary adjustments to your medications. Fasting for a few hours before the procedure is typically required. Our patient-centric approach ensures you are fully informed and comfortable throughout the preparation process.

The Genicular Artery Embolization Procedure

During GAE, you will be comfortably positioned, and the area around the access site will be numbed. Using state-of-the-art imaging, our specialist guides a catheter through a small incision to the targeted arteries. Tiny particles are then injected to block these arteries, reducing blood flow to the painful area. The procedure usually takes about an hour, and you can expect to go home the same day. Post-procedure, our team provides comprehensive follow-up care, including pain management and rehabilitation guidance, to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Are You Searching For A Genicular Artery Surgeon

Have you been looking for genicular artery surgery and treatment options? If knee pain is holding you back, call National Vascular Associates to explore if Genicular Artery Embolization is right for you. With its minimally invasive nature, effectiveness, and quick recovery time, GAE is transforming lives, offering long-awaited relief to those burdened by chronic knee pain. Our dedicated team of specialists is committed to delivering exceptional care and personalized treatment plans. Contact our office for more details about genicular artery surgery and treatment or to schedule an appointment with a genicular artery surgeon or Interventional Radiologist in your area.

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