Sanford Vascular Innovations
Engineering new chances at life
Since 2012, the Sanford Vascular Innovations team has been inventing and creating life-changing technologies to provide new solutions and better care for vascular patients. Patrick Kelly, MD, brings a unique perspective to lead the program, with training as both an engineer and vascular surgeon.
Currently, Dr. Kelly and his team offer a device under a clinical trial for patients with aortic aneurysms who have limited clinical options. This is only one of several medical devices the Vascular Innovations team is developing to help improve the quality of life for patients.
What is an aortic aneurysm?
It is a bulge in a section of the aorta. This section is overstretched and weak, which means it could burst at any time. Repairing these aneurysms is a delicate process that can be challenging for surgeons and risky for patients. Traditional open aortic repairs require clamping that can lead to severe complications from the clamp blocking blood flow to the organs.
However, the team at Sanford Vascular Innovations is working to change that with their new medical devices. This could radically change the way vascular care is delivered to the most vulnerable of patients.
Learn how the Sanford Vascular Innovations team is creating new devices to help patients.