Robotic leg vascular treatments are actually treatments that are performed with minimally invasive local anesthesia in the leg artery areas, from the arm, shoulder, groin, to various points, according to the position of the occluded vessel regions.
During these applications, our patients are usually awake, they do not feel pain and we perform the procedure under local anesthesia. First of all, we create an enterance way into the vessels; far away from the area to be treated, we put a piece of tiny tubing with 2 mm thickness inside the vein, and then through this piece of tubing:
A machine with 300 revolutions per second that shaves the veins from the inside
A machine that sucks the pieces of calcific debris and clot that it shaves
A machine that melts the clot directly
We apply treatments such as a machine that we call a balloon with a knife, which activates and softens the calcification in the leg artery by making an incision through the inner luminal surface of the vessel.
We often encounter vascular occlusions especially in our leg veins. While we used to perform surgery on almost all of our patients in such vascular occlusions, that is, about 10-15 years ago, we can now treat 90% of our patients with non-surgical techniques. This means that 10 of our 100 patients may still require classical surgical techniques. There is no rule or law that every patient will have to undergo robotic surgery, that is, non-surgical interventional vascular opening procedures. There is no rule that every patient will be operated on. The needs of each of our patients are different. Here, we especially focus on the vascular structure of our patient, the angle between our patients' vessels, the calibration of the vessel, that is, the diameter of the vessel, the effectrun off of the vessels below the knee, the blood flow rates in the vessels of our patients, the length of the obstruction, the extent of the obstruction, and the lung problems, Heart failure problems, cerebrovascular problems, whether there are additional medical problems or not ; at the end we evaluate about 70-80 different fine parameters and decide accordingly what to do; and which combination of technologies are to be used.