Endovascular AAA repair is a minimally invasive technique where the vascular surgeon makes a small incision in the groin area, inserts a catheter, runs it through the femoral artery and directs it to where the aneurysm has developed. The surgeon then passes the stent-graft through the catheter and positions it at the location of the aneurysm, creating new walls for the blood to flow through.
The great thing about endovascular AAA repair is that the recovery time is only 2 to 6 weeks and it is a highly successful, life-saving aortic aneurysm treatment.
Depending on your specific situation, your doctor may advise you to undergo open surgical repair, which is a more invasive aortic aneurysm surgery and will require a longer recovery time (6 weeks to 3 months).
Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair is similar to AAA repair, however, the aneurysm is closer to the heart. So depending on the exact location of the aneurysm and how big it is, your doctor will advise you on the best type of treatment.
The Board Certified Vascular Surgeons at The Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay have saved hundreds of lives by performing aortic aneurysm repair. Our surgeons also have hospital staff privileges which means that they are able to treat you in the hospital setting if your circumstances require it.
Aortic aneurysms are often fatal, so do not delay. Give us a call today at (813) 348-9088 to schedule a consultation for aortic aneurysm surgery, because a consultation with the right vascular physicians could save your life.