New vascular treatment option at Frimley Park
11 August 2014
Frimley Park Hospital, serving patients across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, has become one of only eight centres in the UK to offer a new vascular treatment option for patients.
The hospital's vascular team has introduced a new stent graft system, known as the Nellix system, for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
This type of aneurysm is a swelling or bulging of the aorta (the largest blood vessel in the body) in the abdomen, and is more common in men over 65 years of age. If an aneurysm gets too big, surgery is required to stop it from rupturing.
The first patient was successfully treated with a Nellix device on 30 June at Frimley Park by a team comprising consultant interventional radiologist Dr Jeremy Taylor, consultant vascular and endovascular surgeons Mr Neville Dastur and Mr Patrick Chong, with input from Mr Paul Hayes from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Neville Dastur explained: "Minimally invasive techniques such as endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to treat AAA are well established and offer a less traumatic approach to aneurysm repair for suitable patients than open surgery.
"However, standard infra-renal EVAR devices are not suitable for all patients depending upon the exact location of the aneurysm. And a proportion will require further procedures in later years.
"The Nellix device, which has a new concept of sealing and fixation within the aneurysm sac, enables us to treat some aneurysms that previously required more costly, custom made systems. Furthermore, we hope the new system will reduce the need to re-operate on some patients."
Patrick Chong agreed and added: "We have great surgical outcomes in aortic surgery for our team of vascular surgeons on the National Vascular Registry and this new stent graft adds another useful option to our wide range of treatments against aneurysms available here at Frimley Park Hospital."
As an accredited regional vascular hub, the vascular service at Frimley Park Hospital benefits from three interventional radiology suites and a dedicated endovascular hybrid operating theatre.
A team of six vascular consultants and two consultant interventional radiologists work on a rota to provide a round-the-clock emergency service at Frimley Park, seven days a week.
The centre at Frimley also provides aneurysm screening as part of the west Surrey and north Hampshire AAA screening programme.
Pictured above are (from left) Dr Jeremy Taylor (consultant interventional radiologist), Sister Daisy Fernando (lead vascular theatre sister) and Mr Neville Dastur (consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon) in one of the trust's interventional radiology suites.
Joint statement from Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
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We are pleased to report that the councils of governors of both Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HWPH) and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (FPH) have agreed to support the acquisition of HWPH by FPH.
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Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is considering the potential acquisition of neighbouring Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals in Berkshire.
For the latest joint statement from both trusts about the process involved and progress made, together with information about events where you can find out more, please visit our acquisition web page.
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