Gates Vascular Institute

Meet GVI’s 1000th TAVR Recipient

Meet GVI’s 1000thTAVR Recipient Santi Corbelli is 87-years old and doing better than ever By Annette Pinder Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) has successfully completed its one thousandth transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to a damaged heart valve site. The 1000thpatient is 87-year-old war veteran Santi Cor... »

Watching Life-Saving Stroke Procedures in Real Time at GVI

By Annette Pinder Recently, I watched two live stroke procedures performed by endovascular neurosurgeons at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI). Yes live! And those attending experienced just two of the 10-20 life-saving procedures performed daily, and 7,000 performed yearly at GVI. Dr. Ken Snyder, endovascular neurosurgeon narrated the surgeries in real time as Drs. Elad Levy and Jason Davies performe... »

The Genius of the Jacobs Institute

by Shannon Traphagen A new TV show aired recently called Pure Genius, in which a Silicon Valley entrepreneur partnered with a progressive chief of staff to build a medical hospital. The show brought together engineers, surgeons, researchers, and start-up companies, working together and using 3-D printing and collaboration to treat rare diseases. Seemingly futuristic, the show is more of a reality ... »

The Beat Goes on at GVI – TAVR Is Changing Lives

by Annette Pinder Janice Savey was out of breath and exhausted. Her heart valve just wasn’t working properly. Her cardiologist in Olean, where Janice lives, sent her to Buffalo General Medical Center and that’s where she met Dr. Vijay Iyer and her life dramatically changed. Dr. Iyer told Janice she had aortic stenosis and needed a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). One... »

When It’s a Stroke, Gates is Your Lifeline

Leading the Way With Cutting-Edge Technology by Annette Pinder It’s nearly impossible to discuss cardiovascular disease, without also talking about stroke. In fact, heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death for men and women in the nation, and account for more than one-third of all U.S. deaths. Heart disease and stroke also are among the leading causes of disability ... »

Groundbreaking Heart Procedure Makes Buffalo General Medical Center #1

by Annette Pinder Something that never happened before in Western New York took place in January. Janice Savey of Olean and Robert Cecchini of Tonawanda, who suffered from severe untreatable aortic stenosis, underwent a new type of surgery, and they believe the outcome is nothing short of a miracle. That’s because a new ground-breaking procedure called transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR)... »