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  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Angioplasty is an interventional non-surgical procedure to open blocked or narrowed blood vessels in the body caused by peripheral arterial disease or other conditions.


Holy Name Medical Center’s Interventional Radiologists insert a very thin catheter through a small incision in the skin to the blocked blood vessel. They are guided by X-ray imaging to the site of the blockage. A balloon is sent through the catheter and inflated, or a small metal tube known as a stent, is put at the site of the blockage – keeping the blood vessel open so blood can flow freely. Recent advancements include the use of medicated balloons and stents to provide better healing after treatment.


  • In most cases, patients are not required to stay overnight at a hospital and general anesthesia is not used.
  • No surgical incision is made and no stitches are needed.
  • Patients may resume normal activities shortly after the procedure.