Each year thousands of lives are threatened by deadly aortic aneurysms. Although an aneurysm can occur in any artery of the body, it is most common in the abdominal aorta. We offer a variety of treatment options from the traditional grafts for open surgery to the minimally invasive, catheter-based devices that seal off and reline the artery walls.
Abdominal wall reconstruction is the management of complex abdominal wall defects.
In approximately 25 percent of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the aneurysm extends into at least one of the common iliac arteries.1 These are referred to as aortoiliac aneurysms.
An atrial septal defect (ASD) is an abnormal hole (defect) in the wall (septum) between the heart's upper chambers (atria).
Treating patients with malignant biliary strictures requires the use of a strong, yet flexible endoprosthesis that can be placed both percutaneously and endoscopically in the biliary tract.
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) as a viable therapy to treat carotid disease and stroke prevention is growing. One of the limitations of carotid stenting is the risk of liberating embolic particles during the procedure that could cause a stroke or compromise cognitive function.
GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is indicated for use in surgical procedures involving soft tissue transection or resection with staple line reinforcement. This includes colon, colorectal, and small bowel procedures.
Preserving the vascular access site demands regular surgical revision because each case presents a unique challenge. That's why our comprehensive product line covers full graft, jump graft, suture, and patch revision with a variety of configurations.
Open heart surgery is no longer the only available option to correct atrial septal defects in young children and in patients with complicating health factors. Today's health care providers are seeking safe and effective non- surgical options to close inter-atrial defects.
A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or part of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it. A hernia occurs when there is a weakness or tear in your abdominal wall as a result of aging, injury, a previous surgical incision, or a condition present at birth.
In approximately one out of every four individuals, the hole in the heart will remain open after birth. This is called a patent foramen ovale, or PFO. In most people, a PFO creates no symptoms and requires no treatment. However, in a small minority, a PFO may permit blood clots to pass from the right side of the heart to the left side, possibly leading to a stroke.
Maintaining flow through the lower limb is one of the greatest challenges in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Our vascular family is made up of grafts for all stages of disease progression.
For patients with portal hypertension, the GORE® VIATORR® TIPS Endoprosthesis maintains significantly increased patency compared to bare metal stent alternatives.
There are many different diseases or injuries of the thoracic aorta. The most common categories are thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) which is a ballooning of the aorta, traumatic aortic transection which is a tear in the aorta wall, and aortic dissection where a small tear occurs in the inner layer of the aortic wall.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , over 68% of the US population is overweight or obese. Many are turning to bariatric surgery as a weight-loss method.