Revolutionizing Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Treatment with Off-the-Shelf Branched Endovascular Grafts

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Revolutionizing Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Treatment with Off-the-Shelf Branched Endovascular Grafts

Revolutionizing Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Treatment with Off-the-Shelf Branched Endovascular Grafts

At Bergen Vascular Institute, we are committed to staying at the forefront of medical innovation to provide our patients with the best possible care. Today, we are excited to share groundbreaking news about a revolutionary treatment for thoracoabdominal aneurysms: the off-the-shelf branched endovascular graft.

What are Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms?

Thoracoabdominal aneurysms are complex and potentially life-threatening conditions where the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen, becomes weakened and bulges out. If left untreated, these aneurysms can rupture, leading to severe internal bleeding and even death. Traditional treatment options, such as open surgery, come with significant risks and long recovery times.

Introducing the Off-the-Shelf Branched Endovascular Graft

The off-the-shelf branched endovascular graft, specifically the TAMBE (Thoracoabdominal Multi-Branched Endograft) from WL Gore, represents a significant advancement in the treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysms. Unlike custom-made grafts, which require time-consuming manufacturing processes, these off-the-shelf grafts are readily available, allowing for quicker and more efficient treatment.

Key Benefits of TAMBE

  1. Immediate Availability: The off-the-shelf nature of TAMBE means that patients can receive treatment without the delays associated with custom manufacturing.
  2. Minimally Invasive: The endovascular approach allows for the graft to be inserted through small incisions, reducing the need for open surgery and promoting faster recovery times.
  3. Precision and Safety: The branched design of the graft ensures a precise fit, accommodating the complex anatomy of the thoracoabdominal region and minimizing the risk of complications.
  4. Enhanced Outcomes: With reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery, patients can expect better overall outcomes and improved quality of life.

Dr. Michael Wilderman Leading the Way

We are proud to announce that Dr. Michael Wilderman, one of our esteemed vascular surgeons, has recently completed specialized training at WL Gore for the use of TAMBE. Dr. Wilderman is the only doctor in Bergen County and one of the few in the country with access to this innovative device. His expertise and dedication to patient care ensure that our institute remains at the cutting edge of vascular surgery.

Conclusion

The introduction of the off-the-shelf branched endovascular graft for thoracoabdominal aneurysms marks a new era in vascular treatment. At Bergen Vascular Institute, we are excited to offer this advanced option to our patients, providing them with safer, faster, and more effective care.

If you or a loved one are dealing with a thoracoabdominal aneurysm, we encourage you to reach out to our team to learn more about this revolutionary treatment. Our commitment to excellence and innovation ensures that you receive the highest standard of care.

Stay Informed and Stay Healthy!

Bergen Vascular Institute Education Team