Treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms varies depending on the size of your aneurysm and whether it’s causing any symptoms. If it’s small and not causing any issues, you might need to attend regular checkups at Tinsley Surgical to monitor the aneurysm’s progress.
Surgery might be needed if your aneurysm is:
- Bigger than 5 centimeters (2 inches)
- Expanding quickly
- Causing pain
Where possible, the team at Tinsley Surgical uses less invasive endovascular aneurysm repair, which causes less tissue damage and promotes a quicker recovery. The procedure involves passing a thin tube called a catheter into a leg artery. The catheter transfers a synthetic graft called a covered stent mechanism into your aorta, where it reinforces the artery to prevent the aneurysm from rupturing.
If you’re concerned about symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm or want to arrange a screening, call Tinsley Surgical today or book an appointment online.