So how do they get it in? Through his nose?
It’s surgery because it is an invasive process. It’s not open heart surgery. But cutting into someone is surgery.
“But cutting into someone is surgery.”
There is no cutting. The stent is usually inserted by catheter through the groin area, up the artery to the heart.
While I’m personally inclined to agree with you, the last time I had a stent put in they (the Cardiologist, other doc and nurses) said it was a ‘procedure’ and not a ‘surgery’. I’m not sure what the distinction is.
They can call it whatever they want, as long as I’m feeling better when they’re done.
All of that said- it’s not that difficult to go through. Hope he didn’t have a heart attack to put him on the table like a lot of us do.
“So how do they get it in? Through his nose?”
Angioplasty.....through a vein in the groin area. I had it done about 15 years ago.