Atherectomy: Treatment for Peripheral Vascular Disease

John Tonkin

John Tonkin M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Education University of Michigan Board Certification American Board of Radiology / Neuroradiology / Vascular and Interventional Radiology Residency University of Florida, Gainesville FL Fellowship University of Florida, Gainesville FL View full profile

Scott Klioze

Scott Klioze M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Education Eastern Virginia Medical School - Norfolk VA Board Certification American Board of Radiology / Interventional and Vascular Radiology Residency Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk VA University of Florida, Gainesville FL Fellowship University of Florida, Gainesville FL (Interventional Radiology) View full profile

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Peripheral vascular disease affects blood vessels, critical arteries and circulation throughout the body. Caused by a buildup of fatty material, if left untreated, vascular disease can result in disability, amputation or even death. 

Interventional radiologists at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida, specialize in minimally invasive treatment options to remove the buildup of plaque in the arteries and restore circulation. 

On Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm join interventional radiologists Scott Klioze and John Tonkin as they perform an atherectomy live from Halifax Health.

“Atherectomy is a technique whereby you place a small catheter inside the blood vessel to an area where there is disease that’s typically narrowing the lumina vessel.  And the atherectomy procedure removes the disease from the inside of the vessel to establish a normal flow channel so the blood flow is improved to the distal circulation,” says interventional radiologist John Tonkin. 

Since an atherectomy is performed through a tiny incision, patients usually go home the same day as the procedure and see improvements shortly thereafter. 

Viewers are encouraged to email their questions during the live webcast “Atherectomy: Treatment for Peripheral Vascular Disease” which Dr. Klioze and Dr. Tonkin will answer throughout the procedure.  

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