WARF: P01385US

  • Available Under Copyright

Video Demonstrating Minimal Incision Aortic Surgery


William Turnipseed

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking partners interested in a video of a minimal incision surgical procedure for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm.
OVERVIEWAbdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulging of the arterial wall that occurs when the wall is weakened due to deposition of cholesterol-containing fatty deposits. High blood pressure, smoking, male gender, family history and advanced age all contribute to the risk of abdominal aneurysm, and the U.S. mortality rate for AAA is about 15,000 people per year.

Conventional treatment for AAA is surgery. A large incision is made in the abdomen and a flexible graft is implanted in place of the enlarged artery. Recovery from this procedure takes about six weeks.
THE INVENTIONDr. Turnipseed of the University of Wisconsin Hospital has now perfected a minimal incision surgical procedure for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm. A video demonstrating this procedure is available for licensing under copyright.
  • Treating abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Minimizes surgical incision and scar
  • Does not require displacing internal organs as during conventional surgery for AAA
  • Reduces patient recovery time


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