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What is fogarty embolectomy? Do they have to cut you open?

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Dr. Robert Cuff
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Incision and balloon

It is a procedure to remove thrombus from a blood vessel.
A fogarty balloon catheter is inserted into the artery through a small incision, passed beyond the thrombus and then inflated and used to drag the thrombus back and out of the vessel.

In brief: Incision and balloon

It is a procedure to remove thrombus from a blood vessel.
A fogarty balloon catheter is inserted into the artery through a small incision, passed beyond the thrombus and then inflated and used to drag the thrombus back and out of the vessel.
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