- 1. Left main artery disease,
- 2. Chronic total occlusion and
- 3. Multiple vessel disease.
However, the more recent literatures have shown that certain Left Main diseases are very treatable with stenting. In the hands of experienced doctors, the results are good and patients remain well for long period of time. Furthermore, the recovery period is shorter and the cost lower. Having extensive experience in a world-renowned hospital specializing in Left Main stenting, Dr. Tan has already performed many such procedures and his patients are all doing well.
The other common reason for bypass is chronic total occlusion (CTO). This means that the artery has been 100% blocked for a long time. The usual success rate for opening these types of blockage is only 50%. Furthermore, it takes a much longer procedural time to open such blockages. Therefore, most doctors prefer to send patients for bypass operations. However, Dr. Tan has a success rate exceeding 80%. He has one of the largest collections of such cases, treating an average of 1 such patient a week. He has been an invited faculty in these types of conferences.
The final category involves patients who have a few arteries blocked. However, since not all blocked arteries need to be opened, we may still be able to treat you with stenting. We are able to perform the appropriate tests to determine which arteries need to be stented. Thereby avoiding a bypass operation.
We will be happy to provide consultation to you. Just bring along your most recent angiogram for an opinion.