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Loyola patient finds freedom from pain through vascular surgery

Every time she ate, Carol Werkman felt terrible abdominal pain. And whenever she walked more than a few hundred feet, her legs would begin to hurt. Loyola vascular surgeon Bernadette Aulivola, MD, successfully treated both problems, which were caused by poor circulation. First, Dr. Aulivola deployed a stent to open a clogged blood vessel to her intestines. In a second procedure, Dr. Aulivola restored blood flow to Ms. Werkman’s legs by performing an aortobifemoral bypass. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit www.loyolamedicine.org or call 888-584-7888.