Stanford Vascular & Endovascular Care in the News

"Snorkel" technique used to advance treatment of complex aortic aneurysms

Snorkel Technique Stanford vascular surgeons like Jason Lee, MD, are using the "snorkel" technique to safely treat complex aortic aneurysms. This method involves placing snorkel stents next to the main stent to create pathways for blood to reach the branch arteries.

Dr. Lee is one of the world's most experienced physicians in endovascular repair of complex aneurysms with this technique.

Stanford Cardiovascular Health at the 2012 American Heart Association of Silicon Valley Heart Walk

2012 AHA Heart Walk The 2012 American Heart Association Silicon Valley Heart was a huge success! Thank you to our stellar cardiovascular team for participating. The event, organized in part by Nick Leeper, MD, raised $510,000 for vascular disease research.

Are you missing your screening test for AAA disease?

AAA disease Many Medicare beneficiaries are not taking advantage of this free testing opportunity for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease. AAA is a leading cause of sudden death in mature Americans. Find out if you are eligible for this free screening test.

Endovascular simulation improves vascular surgery residents' performance

Jason Lee, MD The use of an intensive simulation-based endovascular curriculum during a resident's vascular surgery rotation improves the technical skills of surgical residents, a new study has demonstrated.

The prospective, randomized trial conducted in a U.S. institution has also shown that endovascular simulation training translates into improved performance in the operating room.

Jason T. Lee, MD, first U.S. physician to complete ZFEN training

Jason T. Lee, MD Jason Lee, MD, is the first U.S. physician to complete the proctoring and approval process for the Cook Zenith Fenestrated Aortic Endograft (ZFEN), which promises to revolutionize management of complex abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Having completed the commercial ZFEN training process, Lee is now authorized for commercial access.

Patient Story: Leg pain led to discovery of a life-threatening aortic aneurysm

Patient StoryAt 60, Eugene Lee's vigor is impressive. Here is someone whose energy puts a spring in every step he takes. And he is not someone to complain about minor aches and pains. Three years ago, when his right leg became a little painful, he didn't pay much attention until one day when it gave way completely, in mid-stride.

His diagnosis? Multiple aneurysms, including a life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm, (AAA).

Patient Story: Minimally Invasive Procedure Used to Treat Varicose Veins

Patient Story Rowena Cheng, RN, has spent most of her 34-year career on her feet. Standing for long periods of time comes with the job of being a nurse. For Cheng, however, it exacted a physical toll: knotted, swollen blood vessels in the calf of her left leg.

Like Cheng, some 25 million Americans suffer from varicose veins.

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