Remote Endarterectomy (RE) is a hybrid procedure, combining both surgical and endovascular techniques. LeMaitre Vascularís suite of devices assists in the revascularization of long segment occlusions in the iliac artery, superficial femoral artery, and proximal popliteal artery.
The goal of RE is to use and maintain the native artery for as long as possible, postponing the need for bypass and restoring the option for future endovascular treatments. RE also helps to open and maintain large arterial side branches and collaterals upon removal of the atheromatous core. Patient benefits include preservation of the saphenous vein for future use. Decreased incisions allow for faster healing and fewer days spent in the hospital.
This fifteen-minute video illustrates remote endarterectomy using the EndoRE devices with live operating room scenes, animation, and illustrations.