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What are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree
In brief: Stent or medical.
There is no difference in outcomes when using a renal artery stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis.
Therefore a person can get a stent placed by a vascular surgeon to treat the condition or a person can take multiple blood pressure medications without having to undergo surgery to treat the condition as well.

In brief: Stent or medical.
There is no difference in outcomes when using a renal artery stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis.
Therefore a person can get a stent placed by a vascular surgeon to treat the condition or a person can take multiple blood pressure medications without having to undergo surgery to treat the condition as well.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Medicine vs Stents
There is no difference in outcomes when using a stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis (ras).
Therefore a person can get a stent placed by a vascular surgeon to treat the condition. However a person can take multiple blood pressure medications without having to undergo surgery to treat the condition as well.

In brief: Medicine vs Stents
There is no difference in outcomes when using a stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis (ras).
Therefore a person can get a stent placed by a vascular surgeon to treat the condition. However a person can take multiple blood pressure medications without having to undergo surgery to treat the condition as well.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. PIUS KURIAN
The 2 indications for renal angioplasty/stenting are-if the kidney function is worsening, when Blood pressure is getting under good control or if the blood pressure is not getting under control with multiple medications and the side effects are developing
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: A few options exist.
First, we may observe only if we have good blood pressure and kidney function with no fluid overload with close monitoring by a nephrologist.
If the case is not stable i.e. These factors are worse or not controlled then angioplasty is considered i.e. Ballooning with a stent placement may control the problem and save medication use. Bypass surgery is the last option.

In brief: A few options exist.
First, we may observe only if we have good blood pressure and kidney function with no fluid overload with close monitoring by a nephrologist.
If the case is not stable i.e. These factors are worse or not controlled then angioplasty is considered i.e. Ballooning with a stent placement may control the problem and save medication use. Bypass surgery is the last option.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Azita Mesbah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
It depends on the degree of stenosis if it is more than 60% it certainly cause decrease blood flow to the kidneys therefore angioplasty (dilatation) might be necessary.

In brief: It depends
It depends on the degree of stenosis if it is more than 60% it certainly cause decrease blood flow to the kidneys therefore angioplasty (dilatation) might be necessary.
Dr. Azita Mesbah
Dr. Azita Mesbah
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Dr. Gregory Hale
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Angioplasty/Surgery
Generally, the treatment for renal artery stenosis is angioplasty (stretching the artery open with a balloon) with or without a stent, depending on the situation.
If the stenosis is in a bad place or is not able to be fixed with angioplasty, surgery is an option. Sometimes, the stenosis can just be followed if there is not a problem with blood pressure or the stenosis is not damaging the kidney.

In brief: Angioplasty/Surgery
Generally, the treatment for renal artery stenosis is angioplasty (stretching the artery open with a balloon) with or without a stent, depending on the situation.
If the stenosis is in a bad place or is not able to be fixed with angioplasty, surgery is an option. Sometimes, the stenosis can just be followed if there is not a problem with blood pressure or the stenosis is not damaging the kidney.
Dr. Gregory Hale
Dr. Gregory Hale
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