“SECOND CHANCE OF LIFE” - ANOTHER FIRST FOR AUSTRALIA PERFORMED AT LAKE MACQUARIE PRIVATE HOSPITAL
Jan 01, 2008
- reported in the Newcastle Morning Herald
The Herald article reported on a custom made stent being placed in a patients previously untreatable three abdominal aneurisms. World wide the procedure had been performed only one week earlier in Hong Kong. Professor Paul Myers supported by the hospital theatre team performed the operation.
The patients aneurisms were not treatable by any of the available endovascular stenting methods – hence the custom made stent manufactured in Brisbane
Professor Myers said, “The new procedure means about 95 per cent of patients are now stentable”