Abdominal Aortic Surgery  Ron Roletts Story
Ronald Rolett, a retired physician from North Carolina, learned that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm from a routine ultrasound screening. He then had follow-up ultrasound tests every six months until it had reached a critical size. Rolett became the first patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - and at any hospital in the mid-Atlantic region - to have an aneurysm repaired in a minimally invasive way using a graft that was made to fit his specific anatomy. He tells his story about the procedure, recovery and experience with Johns Hopkins Vascular Surgery. For more information about the fenestrated endovascular graft to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms, please see the following: Associate Professor of Surgery James Black discusses the fenestrated endovascular graft for aortic aneurysm repair. He also shares insights on the benefits, risks, and recovery of this procedure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2vbFhYGwd0 The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/ James Black, MD http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/doctors/results/directory/profile/0008107/james-black?jh_doc=yes&lastName=Black&vip_doc=yes&cp_doc=yes&CLEARPAGECACHE=false&hch_doc=no&gs_doc=yes