BRISTOL – Rick Gentry, MD, and Nelson Gwaltney, MD, physicians at Bristol Regional Medical Center, recently completed specialized training in the use of endografts in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The minimally invasive surgery, which is performed under X-ray guidance, results in less patient discomfort and a shorter hospital stay than conventional surgical treatment.

Surgical nurse Leilani Evans, RN, and surgical technologist Sharon Thouin also underwent training and will assist Drs. Gentry and Gwaltney as the team performs the recently developed procedure at BRMC.

Dr. Gentry, an interventional radiologist, practices at Blue Ridge Radiology, while Dr. Gwaltney, a vascular surgeon, practices at Bristol Surgical Associates.


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