At the end of 1999 I became involved in, at that time, “emerging” Endovascular Surgery a new “minimally invasive technique “ for the treatment of aneurysms of the thoracic, abdominal aorta and iliac arteries. Convinced that this method could be, in selected cases , better than open surgery because it reduces intervention time, blood loss and hospitalization, enthusiastically I started my journey in EVAR-TEVAR where I found a lot of satisfaction and success, but also some defeats and disappointments. In my “ endovascular journey “ I have been assisted by the team of Hemodynamics, directed by Dr. Mario Zanchetta who shared with me this experience with extreme availability and competence.
"My" Vascular Surgery
Endovascular aneurysms repair has come a long way since Parodi, but there is much more to be done. The book of EVAR has yet to be completed. Everyone can and must contribute to write it.–Salvatore Ronsivalle