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Procedures for Improving Circulation to the Legs

Minimally invasive procedures helping patients suffering from circulation blockages in their legs
May 10, 2007 at 3:00 PM EDT
(19:00 UTC)
From Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA – On Thursday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. EDT accomplished vascular surgeons will demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the minimally invasive procedures that treats poor leg circulation as it happens — during a live, global webcast —from an endovascular suite at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Marc H. Glickman, FACS, internationally renowned vascular surgeon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, is moderating the procedure. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Gordon Stokes, FACS, vascular surgeon, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

About 1 in 37 Americans suffer from peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a disease often caused by a narrowing of the vessels that carry blood to and from leg and arm muscles. By age 65, 1 in 5 Americans will have this very serious disease that if left untreated, could result in limb amputation from gangrene. Diagnosis is critical, as people with PVD are also 6 to 7 times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

Patients have traditionally undergone a highly invasive open procedure where a surgeon performs bypass surgery. Open procedures require up to a 10-day hospital stay, general anesthesia, and several weeks of post-operative recovery.

Now with endovascular procedures, patients have an alternative to a traditional, lengthy surgery with improved recovery times that most times require less than an overnight hospital stay.

Sentara Healthcare, a premier not-for-profit health care provider in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, is comprised of more than 87 sites of care including 7 acute care hospitals, 2 outpatient care campuses, 7 nursing centers, 3 assisted living centers, and 43 primary care practices. Sentara also offers a full range of award-winning health plans, home health and hospice services, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, mobile diagnostic vans, and ground and air medical transport services, including Nightingale-the Hampton Roads region's first air ambulance service. For more information visit www.sentara.com  

Norfolk, VA – On Thursday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. EDT accomplished vascular surgeons will demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the minimally invasive procedures that treats poor leg circulation as it happens — during a live, global webcast —from an endovascular suite at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Marc H. Glickman, FACS, internationally renowned vascular surgeon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, is moderating the procedure. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Gordon Stokes, FACS, vascular surgeon, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

About 1 in 37 Americans suffer from peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a disease often caused by a narrowing of the vessels that carry blood to and from leg and arm muscles. By age 65, 1 in 5 Americans will have this very serious disease that if left untreated, could result in limb amputation from gangrene. Diagnosis is critical, as people with PVD are also 6 to 7 times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

Patients have traditionally undergone a highly invasive open procedure where a surgeon performs bypass surgery. Open procedures require up to a 10-day hospital stay, general anesthesia, and several weeks of post-operative recovery.

Now with endovascular procedures, patients have an alternative to a traditional, lengthy surgery with improved recovery times that most times require less than an overnight hospital stay.

Sentara Healthcare, a premier not-for-profit health care provider in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, is comprised of more than 87 sites of care including 7 acute care hospitals, 2 outpatient care campuses, 7 nursing centers, 3 assisted living centers, and 43 primary care practices. Sentara also offers a full range of award-winning health plans, home health and hospice services, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, mobile diagnostic vans, and ground and air medical transport services, including Nightingale-the Hampton Roads region's first air ambulance service. For more information visit www.sentara.com

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