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Vascular and Endovascular Operation Suite at Penn

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Dr. Benjamin Jackson: "This endovascular operating suite is the culmination of more than 12 months of collaborative research and development by a team of anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists and vascular surgeons. It gives us the ability to take care of the full range of vascular diseases efficiently and safely. In this angiographic suite we'll be treating the full range of patients with vascular diseases including those with aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, having suffered strokes or mini strokes, and people with peripheral arterial disease. Prior to the inception of this operating room patients would have to go to three or four places in the hospital to have the same diagnostic and therapeutic interventions performed. Now they can have all that done more safely, efficiently and in a more timely fashion in one angiographic suite. Patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms come into the emergency department and in some cases only have minutes to live. We can bring them up to this operating room and perform a CT scan immediately, the anesthesiologists are here to take care of them, and support them and resuscitate them, the vascular surgeons are here to perform intervascular stent grafting to treat the aneurysm and save lives. I'm Dr. Benjamin Jackson. I'm an assistant professor of surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania."

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This state-of-the-art endovascular surgery angiographic suite is designed to perform sophisticated minimally invasive surgical interventions. This technology provides Penn vascular surgeons with a unique capability that is unique in the region.

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