CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A local surgeon will get her chance to step into the spotlight on network television.
Doctor Jennifer Ash, a vascular surgeon at Christie Clinic, will be on Access Healthcare Lifetime next month.
It’s for abdominal aortic aneurysms which are often called silent killers. It’s because there are no warning signs and lead to death 90% of the time.
Dr. Ash gave us a quick idea of what the episode will highlight.
“They also have featured a woman who received the implant, who received the graft and essentially says she got a second lease on life. You sort of get to see a human side of that story of someone who was diagnosed who thought they had no option who ended up progressing to treatment and she’s doing great,” Jennifer Ash, M.D.
Dr. Ash hopes this episode will get the word out about the aneurysms so there’s more awareness and discussion.
For anyone interested, the Access Health episode will air February 13 and 20.