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University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland -- First seen on March 15, 2006, 2006 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST, surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore performed a thoracic aortic endograft, a minimally-invasive surgery used to repair a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
Inside a state-of-the-art operating suite, David G. Neschis, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) and chief of cardiac surgery, Bartley P. Griffith, M.D., a professor of surgery at SOM, used a new FDA-approved endovascular graft to prevent an aneurysm in the aorta from rupturing. William R. Flinn, M.D., professor of surgery at SOM and head of vascular surgery at UMMC, provided commentary. To Learn more about the procedure, click here