The aorta is the largest and main artery in the body. An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) occurs when an area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges due to a thinning of the wall. Approximately 200,000 people are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms each year.
- A pulsating feeling in the abdomen
- Sever, sudden pain in abdomen or lower back
- You may develop pain, discoloration, and/or sores on the toes or feet
What does the procedure look like?
In the past, patients typically required a large abdominal incision to repair aneurysms. Today, most of our patients are candidates for minimally invasive aneurysm repair with the use of stent grafts.
Using small groin incisions, our surgeons can repair aneurysms more quickly. This means less blood loss, less pain, and a quicker recovery. Patients are typically observed overnight and sent home the following day.
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