On the morning of July 27th, 2021, our multidisciplinary team led by Drs. Gustavo Oderich, Anthony Estrera, Naveed Saqib, Sophia Khan-Makoid, Abhijeet Dhoble, and Yafen Liang, successfully performed the first total percutaneous endovascular three-vessel arch branch stent graft in the Americas and the United States. This is a landmark case for our specialty and a step forward in the care of patients with complex aortic disease. The case was performed in our novel GE Allia Hybrid Room and used a total femoral approach with steerable sheath system. All supra aortic vessels were incorporated in the repair, and the total procedure time took three and a half hours.
Congratulations to our UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute team at the Texas Medical Center.