Stephen Gondek

Surgeons to lead multisite study of procedure to limit blood loss by partially blocking aorta

Vanderbilt care surgeons are leading a two-year, multicenter observational study of a minimally invasive technique to control life-threatening blood loss by inserting a balloon inside the aorta to restrict blood flow below the heart.

This high school math teacher almost died in a car wreck. He comes back three times a year to encourage other trauma patients.

Goodie bags and words of hope from somebody who’s been there.