Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Narrowed Renal Artery Treatment

Treatment for renal artery stenosis depends on the severity of the stenosis and the degree of kidney function impairment. Treatment is often surgical.

Treatment options include:

  • Surgery to reestablish blood flow to the blocked renal artery
  • Angioplasty to open up the blocked renal artery:
  • The surgical removal of the blocked kidney:
    • Only useful for unilateral renal stenosis

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Narrowed Renal Artery References
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