MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is offering a new FDA approved aneurysm procedure.
The WEB Aneurysm Embolization System is a permanent self-expanding mesh ball implant, which provides a safe and effective way to treat many aneurysms.
Here's how it works.
During the procedure, the implant is introduced into the blood vessels, typically near the groin area.
The WEB implant is detached from the delivery system and placed into the sac of the aneurysm.
It eventually slows and stops the flow of blood into it.
“Just like any other technology, medical technology is advancing, and we need to make sure that if we are using something new that it offers a benefit for the patient, in terms of safety and effectively treating their disease,” said Dr. Adam Arthur from Methodist University Hospital.
Dr. Arthur is the first person in the country to perform this procedure and to use the device since the FDA approved it.
The procedures are performed at Methodist University Hospital.