Vascular and endovascular surgeries are procedures that can help restore proper blood flow through your veins. Once blood flow is restored, pain you may have had that was caused by lack of blood flow is greatly improved or gone.
Endovascular procedures are done inside the blood vessel. A small tube (a catheter) is inserted through your groin and into the artery. Angioplasty may be used to widen or open a blockage in the artery. Sometimes a support (a stent) is placed to hold the artery open.
During endovascular surgery, you’re sedated, but you can usually go home the same day. In vascular surgery, the artery is reached through an incision in the skin. This requires general anesthesia, so you may be admitted to the hospital for a few days, depending on the surgery.