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Horizon Vascular Specialists Perform Ground Breaking Procedure


ROCKVILLE, Md., May 19, 2011 The vascular surgeons at Horizon Vascular Specialists recently performed a ground breaking, minimally invasive surgery on a WWII veteran.

Albert Katoski faced death as a medic in the WWII Battle of the Bulge in 1944. His gallantry earned him a Silver Star. He faced death again in March 2011 when he had a rupture of his chest and abdominal (thoraco-abdominal) aortic aneurysm.

Drs. Jeffrey Wang and Robert Fox of Horizon Vascular Specialists performed an endovascular thoraco-abdominal aneurysm repair at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital to repair this usually fatal condition. Mr. Katoski went home in only 36 hours.

Horizon Vascular Specialists are credentialed to provide endovascular repair of thoracic aneurysms. This minimally invasive approach treats one of the most complex vascular conditions and provides patients with treatment options other than more traumatic open surgery.

About Horizon Vascular Specialists

Horizon Vascular Specialists is made up of five talented and experienced vascular surgeons who are board certified in the field of vascular surgery. These surgeons focus on relieving the pain and reducing the negative health effects associated with vascular disease, DVT, varicose veins and other vascular conditions. The staff provides treatment options for both artery disorders (such as carotid artery blockages) and vein disorders (such as varicose vein treatment and DVT). Horizon Vascular Specialists are proud to have served the community for more than thirty years.

Vascular disease can be a killer. Call for a free vascular screening if you are 55 years of age or older and/or have a family or personal history of vascular disease. In Montgomery County call 301-762-1560. In Frederick County call 240-529-1693. Visit for more information.


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