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February 2006 Issue

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UC Surgeons First to Perform New Procedure

Published February 2006

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.

Laparoscopically assisted surgery is a combination of minimally invasive and open surgery and requires a much smaller incision than the traditional approach. According to Joseph Giglia, MD, interim director of UC's division of vascular surgery, laparoscopic surgery gives patients the benefit of faster recovery time and less pain.

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