First total percutaneous endovascular three-vessel arch branch repair in the Americas

July 27, 2021

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.