High blood pressure is the single most important and curable risk factor for heart and kidney disease. Ochsner can perform comprehensive evaluations of simple and complex hypertension in the outpatient setting. Treatment is then tailored to suit each patient's unique health conditions. Medical and/or surgical treatments may be appropriate.
Surgical treatments for secondary hypertension include:
"¢ Vascular bypass for renal vascular disease
"¢ Laparoscopic adrenal gland removal for adrenal diseases
"¢ Percutaneous treatment of renal vascular hypertension using balloon angioplasty and a renal artery stent placement