Avinger Documentaries

THE OCELOT SERIES PATIENT DOCUMENTARIES

The Ocelot Series consists of seven documentaries highlighting the life changing effect that Avinger’s technology has had on patient’s lives around the world. Shot on location as a day in the life of real patients, the short films illustrate the struggle patients suffering from peripheral arterial disease have and how Avinger’s technology helped save their legs and in some cases their lives. These are not your typical customer testimonials.

OCELOT SERIES | EPISODE ONE | MUNSTER GERMANY

The first episode of the Ocelot Series brought us to picturesque Münster Germany to meet Manfred Selenschik and his family. Manfred is a geologist who was suffering from peripheral arterial disease and was facing an amputation. Luckily he found Dr. Arne Schwindt at St. Franziskus Hospital who was able to save his leg using a Avinger’s Ocelot image-guided CTO crossing catheter.

OCELOT SERIES | EPISODE TWO  |  VENICE ITALY

Even the incredible spirit of Rino Spinello from Venice Italy was challenged when he was in extreme pain from peripheral arterial disease. Not knowing what was wrong or how to fix is, his family was worried that they would lose their leader. After getting treatment from Dr. Bernard Reimers from Ospedale Di Mirano, he couldn’t be more thrilled or thankful for getting back to what he loves…his family.

OCELOT SERIES | EPISODE FOUR  |  CHICAGO ILLINOIS

Anyone who has walked 18 holes of a golf course knows it can be quite strenuous. Walking 18 holes when you have little blood flow in your legs can be excrutiating. Episode four takes of to the Windy City to meet Jerry Doczekalski and Dr. Jack Chamberlin or Alexian Brothers Hospital.

OCELOT SERIES | EPISODE THREE  |  JACKSON MISSISSIPPI

For the third episode we travel to the deep south of the United States to meet church volunteer and part time a capella performer John Brindley. Unbeknownst to all of his friends and family, John had been living with pain for years. Using Avinger’s Lumivascular devices, Dr. Gray Bennett of Jackson Heart helps Mr. Brindley get pain free and back on stage.

OCELOT SERIES | EPISODE FIVE  |  FT WAYNE INDIANA

Stacie McCammon loves to cook with her daughter and friends. At one point her pain was so bad that she was withdrawn. She was unable to be with the people and do the things she loved the most. Dr. Lou Lopez of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ft. Wayne used an Ocelot to restore blood flow to her legs and now Stacie is pain free.

OCELOT SERIES | EPISODE SIX  |  BIG RAPIDS MICHIGAN

Chuck Lyons has two heroes. First, his wife who wouldn’t take no for an answer and searched and search to find a physician who would help her husband. And second, Dr. Tom Davis of St. John Hospital in Detroit Michigan who restored blood flow to his legs and allowed him to reengage with his family, his coworkers and his favorite hobby hunting.

OCELOT SERIES | EPISODE SEVEN | JONESBORO ARKANSAS

The suffering that preacher and blues musician Arthur Bradley experienced was also experienced by an entire community that surrounded his and depended on him for spiritual and social guidance. When no other treatment was effective, Dr. Barry Tedder of St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro used Avinger’s Lumivascular technology to get him back on the pulpit.

PANTHERIS SERIES | EPISODE ONE | HANNOVER GERMANY

The first episode of the Pantheris series took us to Hannover Germany to experience the triumph of Gabrielle. Despite her healthy lifestyle, Gabrielle was still suffering with the pain and confusion that PAD brings. After receiving multiple consultations recommending amputation, she was determined to find another way. Luckily, she was recommended to Dr. Arne Schwindt at St. Franziskus Hospital who was able to free her from the pain of PAD without amputation using Pantheris, Avinger’s image-guided Lumivascular catheter.