Minneapolis surgeon's unusual aortic procedure is saving lives

Jesse Manunga

[Star Tribune, February 16, 2014] A Minneapolis vascular surgeon is one of the few doctors across the country to treat aortic aneurysms in the area between the navel and kidneys without surgery, providing a less invasive way to fix what can often be a silent killer.

“What this has done is open the door to people who were denied surgery in the past, so they can have much better results,” said Dr. Jesse Manunga of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. “The idea was: ‘What if we can take a graft and make it fit the patient?’” Read the entire story at startribune.com.

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