Latest News

3 Types of Angioplasty Procedures Offered by Brookhaven Heart of Patchogue, NY

Plaque buildup limits the amount of blood running through your vessels, which in turn slows blood flow to and from your heart. Such cases often require bypass surgery. However, an experienced heart surgeon may also perform angioplasty, a less invasive procedure. At Brookhaven Heart, we offer a few types of angioplasty procedures, all designed to help your condition!

Laser Angioplasty

Following an obstruction of plaque buildup in an artery, angioplasty helps dilate the affected artery to better restore blood flow. With laser angioplasty, a thin, flexible catheter is inserted directly into the coronary artery. The catheter then guides the laser on its tip to the blockage. From there, the laser emits a pulsating beam to vaporize the plaque and open the artery once more.

On occasion, laser angioplasty is combined with balloon angioplasty for better results.

Balloon Angioplasty

Speaking of balloon angioplasty – our procedure addresses clogged arteries using a balloon attached to a catheter. The difference between using a balloon and using a laser is that the balloon is maneuvered to the affected artery, and then inflated to dilate that artery and compact the plaque. Then, your doctor will insert a stent to permanently dilate the artery, and prevent plaque from building up again.

Angioplasty Stenting

On occasion we use angioplasty stenting, combined with balloon angioplasty, to treat the affected artery. A stent is a small, flexible tube that acts like a scaffold to better support the coronary artery from within. Once the small device is in place, the balloon is expanded, allowing the stent to hold open the artery. The artery then heals around the stent, ensuring smooth blood flow for the foreseeable future.

Contact Us

If you suffer from plaque buildup, contact Brookhaven Heart by calling 631-654-3278 today. Our angioplasty procedures are designed to make your life easier!

Welcome to Brookhaven Heart

  • ➤ Use online appointment booking for non-emergent medical conditions only. 
  • ➤ If your insurance requires a referral to see a specialist, you should obtain it from your PCP prior to your visit, failing which you shall be responsible for full payment for the visit.
  • ➤ Please bring your medications, results of recent labs, and tests if any on the day of your visit 
  • ➤ Please bring your updated insurance card and a valid form of ID such as a driver’s license.
  • ➤ Co-payments are due on the day of the visit. We accept credit cards, cash, or check.
  • ➤ When you arrive at our facility, please ask our staff to register you for the patient portal, which enables you to access your medical record, view lab results, request refills, and send e-messages to our office. 

We thank you for choosing us