CIS & BRG are First in the U.S. to Perform Radial to Peripheral Procedure with Auryon Laser Atherectomy System in a Hospital Setting

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Pictured from left to right are Austin Lavergne with BRG, Dr. Satish Gadi, Bryan Broussard with Auryon, and Claire Goynes with BRG.

BATON ROUGE- Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) interventional cardiologists Drs. Satish Gadi and Amit Patel are the first in the United States to perform a radial to peripheral procedure with the Auryon Laser Atherectomy System in a hospital setting to treat peripheral artery disease in the legs. The procedure took place on February 21 at Baton Rouge General (BRG).

A radial to peripheral procedure is an interventional procedure which goes through the wrist as opposed to the groin to get to the legs. The result is increased comfort to the patient, less bleeding, lower risk of complications, and a faster recovery and discharge. The Auryon Atherectomy System by Angiodynamics, Inc. uses laser technology to deliver powerful treatment for peripheral artery lesions and occlusions in the legs. It is the first laser atherectomy system to efficiently treat lesions of any type, severity, length, or location (above and below the knee), with minimal impact on vessel walls. It is the only system capable of delivering short, high-powered pulsed-laser energy to effectively treat peripheral artery disease while preserving the vessel wall.

“The Auryon Radial Laser Catheter is a great leap forward in advancement of the Radial revolution in PAD treatment,” said Dr. Gadi.

“Technology advancement, patient safety and patient satisfaction are part of our CIS pledge to our patients,” said Dr. Patel. “Auryon laser technology from radial artery approach is one step forward to our pledge.”

Peripheral vascular disease, including artery and vein disease, affects more than 50 million people in the United States. Peripheral artery disease specifically prevents blood flow to the legs and feet, causing significant pain and limited mobility, and in severe cases, leads to the need for surgery or amputation. Symptoms of PAD in the legs include: pain or cramping after activity, numbness, coldness, sores or ulcers that won’t heal, discoloration, hair loss, shiny skin or a weak pulse.

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