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Baton Rouge Clinic vascular surgeon Dr. Glen Schwartzberg performed a new FDA-approved procedure for peripheral artery disease (PAD) on Tuesday, the first of its kind in the region.

The only one of its kind, Avinger’s Ocelot system combines the use of a minimally-invasive catheter with precise imaging capabilities in endovascular procedures for patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – a life-threatening disease characterized by blockages in peripheral arteries that can lead to stroke, heart attack, amputation and other serious conditions. Some blockages are severe and difficult to pass through with traditional catheters, often resulting in a more invasive bypass procedure where patients must undergo an incision along with general anesthesia.

For a the Baton Rouge General’s press release, click here.

To watch the WAFB Healthline video from March 15th, click here.

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