A large number of East Texans have trouble walking. Many of them don't know it's probably because of a circulation problem.
A new surgery performed in this area Thursday may change that.
Doctors performed the groundbreaking surgery on a Lufkin woman at Woodland Heights Medical Center.
Dr. Robert Hallett said, "We put a wire down into a blocked artery and pass the device through the artery, and excise the plaque, which had totally blocked off this artery before."