University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Dr. Jon Matsumura pioneers a state-of-the-art procedure at UW-Madison

Jon S Matsumura, MD was recently interviewed in a Fox 47 health feature for his role in a breakthrough procedure for vascular disease. Dr. Matsumura was the first surgeon in the state of Wisconsin to employ a novel new technique for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), enlarged and weakened areas of blood vessels. Traditional open surgery for AAA can be long and recovery time for the patient is extensive but with the use of a stent recently approved by FDA, patients can be treated laparoscopically and recovery time is much shorter.

Click here to watch the entire feature.

Additional information can be found in the GORE press release. Click here