Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
We treat conditions including:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA).
- Emergency aortic aneurysm rupture and dissection.
- Acute limb ischemia.
We provide the most advanced procedures in our operating suite with state-of-the-art imaging for minimally invasive and traditional open procedures including:
- Minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm repair. Our surgeons are leaders in minimally invasive techniques. The procedure involves inserting a catheter equipped with 3-D imaging and placing an endovascular stent-graft at the site of your aneurysm to improve blood flow. You may be a candidate depending on the location, size and shape of your aneurysm.
- Open surgical repair. Requires an incision in your chest or abdomen and placement of a graft in the weakened portion of your aorta to seal off the aneurysm.
About Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic aneurysms can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
- You may need immediate intervention to make sure your aneurysm doesn't rupture.
- Risk factors for aortic aneurysms include:
- Being male and 65 or older.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure).
- High cholesterol.
- Family history of aortic aneurysm.
- Chronic lung disease.
- If you're diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm in a non-emergency situation, our first approach to treatment is to closely monitor you and manage your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, to prevent the need for surgery.
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