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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

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"Awake Aneurysm Repair - No Incisions"

Nashville, Tennessee - Aneurysms of the aorta can arise either in the chest (near the heart) or abdomen (stomach region) - or both.  An aortic aneurysm refers to a weakness, or bulge, in a section of the aorta (main blood vessel of the heart) which is connected to the heart and carries blood pumped from the heart to the rest of the body.


Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a less-invasive approach for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in the stomach region.


Using x-ray guidance (fluoroscopy), a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the groin and an aortic stent-graft is delivered into the abdominal aorta.  When the stent is appropriately positioned in the abdominal aortic aneurysm, the stent is released.

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Once the stent in is place, the aneurysm is effectively sealed and there is no more pressure transmitted into the aneurysm sac which prevents rupture.


Because the procedure is catheter-based, there are no significant insicisons and recovery is much quicker and with less pain.


Like thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) procedures, EVAR procedures require expert training in endovascular techniques.

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Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR )

Procedure for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

These new minimally-invasive aortic aneurysm repair techniques rely on new medical devices called "aortic stent-grafts" or "endoluminal grafts".  These devices are inserted through the artery in the groin region and are guided into place using x-rays.


EVAR, or Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, is the name of a cutting-edge procedure that requires a great deal of expertise and experience to successfully perform.  It is an option for many patients with aortic aneurysms in the stomach region - specifically in the abdominal aorta.

The Aortic Center at Centennial Medical Center is the pre-eminent aortic center of excellence in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas and provides world-class care for all patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA or stomach aneurysm).  Our center is skilled with all forms of EVAR procedures and is prepared to care for all patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Contact us today and request your consultation at 1-615-342-6900 or email us info@badaorta.com and we will evaluate your unique aortic problem and provide a customized treatment plan which may  involve an EVAR procedure.

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform an Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)

Request a consultation with Dr. Wheatley: 1-615-342-6900

most insurance plans accepted

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