Marking the 20th Anniversary of First Endo AAA Repair

TWENTY YEARS LATER WE REMEMBER DECEMBER 3RD, 1999, AS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW ERA OF ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR IN EAST TENNESSEE. Open surgical repair was the standard method of aneurysm repair for five decades. Dr. Juan Parodi, Dr. Julio  Palmaz and Dr. Nicholas  Volodos are recognized as pioneers of endovascular aneurysm repair.  Dr. Parodi […]

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Seeing Vascular Disease More Clearly: The Role of Imaging in Screening & Diagnosis

From East Tennessee Medical News “Clinically Speaking” With peripheral arterial and vascular disease affecting some 8 million Americans, imaging technology to evaluate blood flow and venous function has become an invaluable tool. Imaging methods such as Vascular Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), and Computed Tomographic (CT) Angiogram are increasingly used to screen, diagnose, and treat […]

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Another Premier First: New Technology Means Better Outcomes for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Patients

Recently I was the first surgeon in East Tennessee to implant the Talent Thoracic Stent graft in a procedure performed at Mercy Medical Center St. Mary’s in Knoxville. The Talent graft has enabled more rapid recovery and better post-surgery quality of life for thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) patients. This procedure was part of the VITALITY […]

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