Unique surgery saves Denver 1-year-old boy’s life

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DENVER -- A 1-year-old Denver boy is happy at home with his twin brother and older sister thanks to a new life-saving surgery.

Corey Reich was born with a double aortic arch. His mother said basically he had an extra aeortic ring going around his larynx and trachea.

She said by the time he was 4 months old, he couldn't stop choking and had what is called smokers cought.

That's when the doctors at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian St. Luke's stpped in, performing laparoscopic surgery on his heart.