Endovascular Therapy is a relatively young field of modern medicine. Its main feature lies in procedures without incisions, only through small punctures in the skin, done under radiologic visual inspection. Essentially, endovascular therapy is handling the whole range of intravascular pressure, venous and intracardiac manipulations, maintaining in the same time its minimally invasive surgical procedure status. Most of the times endovascular interventions don’t require general anaesthesia - local anaesthesia is done only at the puncture point. This allows doctors to treat patients with severe underlying diseases, where the traditional surgical treatment is contraindicated. Patients are discharged within 1-3 days post-surgery, due to the fact that, in most of the cases, the wounds don’t need to be sutured.
Note the fact that different techniques involved in endovascular therapy will often adjust the costs and risks that could occur with conventional surgery.