Vascular Surgery

Alfonso Ciervo, M.D.George S. Constantinopoulos, M.D.Kevin S. Lopyan, M.D.

MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER UNVEILS NEW MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR LIFE-THREATENING AORTIC ANEURYSMS

Vascular surgeons at Monmouth Medical Center are performing a new, minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms, giving hope to patients who were considered too sick to undergo conventional surgery.

Aneurysms are most common in men over age 50, especially those with hypertension, heart disease or a family history of the condition. An aortic aneurysm is a bulge that forms in a weak spot of the aorta, the body's largest blood vessel, and this new procedure to repair it, called endovascular stent grafting, is less traumatic and shortens the patient's recovery time. It has proven highly successful in the treatment of people with abdominal aortic aneurysms who are poor surgical candidates due to existing cardiovascular or other complex conditions....more

 

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