Dr. Grayson Wheatley Cardiac Surgeon Aorta Aneurysm Dissection

Dr. Grayson Wheatley is a Heart and Vascular Surgeon and Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN


Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

From the desk of Dr. Grayson Wheatley

"Cutting-edge Surgery Without The Cutting"

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.

In the past, open heart surgery was the only treatment option for thoracic aortic aneurysms (chest) and open abdominal surgery was required for stomach aneurysms (AAA, or abdominal aortic aneurysms).

The aorta can degenerate in a number of ways including atherosclerotic, degenerative aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections and pseudoaneurysms.

Newer, less-invasive techniques have been developed - many of which we helped perfect - which eliminate the large incisions, decreases pain and expedites the recovery process.

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

most insurance plans accepted

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.


TEVAR, or Thoracic Endovascular Aortic 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 chest - specifically in the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta.

TEVAR Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair TAA Aorta Aneurysm Dr. Grayson Wheatley Nashville Tennessee

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR )

Procedure for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

The Aortic Center at Centennial Medical Center is pre-eminently qualified and skilled with all forms of TEVAR procedures and is prepared to care for all patients with aortic aneurysms including thoracic aortic aneurysms (chest) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA or stomach).

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

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform a minimally-invasive TEVAR Procedure for a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

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

most insurance plans accepted

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