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MADISON (WMSN) -- A new medical procedure was used for the very first time in the state at UW Health in Madison.


The state-of-the-art surgery no longer cuts a person open, followed by a long recovery to fix a blood vessel.


Instead, doctors pull a moveable sint into the body starting from the inner thigh. A strong piece of fabric then covers the weakened artery.


71-year-old Anita Penniston was first patient in the state to get the procedure.


"This was a snap. I had some pain the first day after I've been driving. Maybe I'm not supposed to be," said Anita Penniston, UW Health patient.


The alternative for Anita would have been a nearly 3 month recovery, had she opted for regular surgery.


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