New Device Clears Hard-to-Treat Blocked Arteries

John Pigott, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon at Jobst Vascular Institute at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, has been treating patients for more than two decades. In that time, he’s seen major improvements for the way patients are treated for blocked arteries. Now, he’s paving the way for innovative treatments.

His creation, the FLEX Scoring Catheter™, is for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). In cases where the blocked arteries can’t be effectively treated with traditional balloon procedures, the device cuts and weakens the artery plaque so that an inflated balloon can properly clear out the artery and blood can flow freely.

A dozen patients have been enrolled in the first human clinical trials for the FLEX device in Poland. View the video below to learn more about the device and to see how it works.

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