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New State of the Art Vein Stent Implanted at Englewood Health

Dr. Steven Elias is first in New Jersey to perform procedure

The Department of Vascular Surgery at Englewood Health in Englewood New Jersey has announced that Steven Elias, MD, FACS, DABVLM, director of the Center for Vein Disease, is the first in New Jersey to implant the Zilver® Vena™ Venous Self-Expanding Stent.

Used to help patients suffering from symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction (narrowing of the veins in the pelvic area), this new FDA-approved stent (once implanted) expands to keep blood flowing through narrow or blocked veins. Designed to balance flexibility and strength, the stent is flexible so that it can conform to a patient’s unique anatomy while it provides sufficient balance of expansion and strength to open blocked veins. Patients who have the stent implanted will go home the same day as the procedure and, in most cases, they can return to full activity the next day.

“When it comes to venous disease, being able to provide the latest advancements and procedures for our patients at Englewood Health is paramount to maintaining and improving patient outcomes,” said Dr. Elias. “These procedures can improve symptoms by about 75% – 80%, leading to a big improvement in a patient’s quality of life.”

To receive this FDA premarket approval, Cook Medical provided scientific evidence, gathered through an FDA-approved trial, that the device is safe and effective for its intended use in treating venous outflow obstruction.

Posted on January 4, 2021

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