Vascular surgeons at UC have become the
first in the Tristate to perform a minimally invasive, laparoscopically
assisted bypass procedure to treat blockages in the arteries that
supply the lower extremities.
The procedure is a significant
breakthrough in the treatment of what is known as aortoiliac arterial
occlusive disease, a type of peripheral arterial disease. The condition
causes large blood vessels in the abdomen and pelvis to become narrowed
and restrict blood flow.