Aneurysm Repair

When you need an aneurysm repaired, it’s vital to find a true expert who can help. Phoenix residents rely on the area’s top-rated vascular practice, American Vascular Specialists in Mesa, Arizona, for the most advanced surgical procedures, performed by the best surgeons around. To get advanced aneurysm repair, use the online appointment maker or call the office today.

Aneurysm Repair Q & A

What is an aneurysm?

An aneurysm is a swelling in a blood vessel, typically an artery. This swelling weakens your blood vessel wall until it’s at risk for rupturing.  There are three different kinds of aneurysms: abdominal aortic, thoracic aortic, and cerebral (brain).

You can think of your blood vessels as small balloons. They can expand to some degree, but if they swell too much, they burst. A rupture can be fatal, so it’s important to have your aneurysm monitored and treated by the experts at American Vascular Specialists.

How invasive is aneurysm repair?

Your treatment depends on the type of aneurysm, the size of your aneurysm (bigger aneurysms are more likely to rupture), whether it’s growing, and how it’s affecting you. Small aneurysms might not require immediate aneurysm repair, especially if they’re not causing any symptoms or changing in size. 

But, aneurysm repair is often the best choice to safeguard your health going forward. There are both traditional (open surgery with large incisions) and minimally invasive techniques for aneurysm repair. Your American Vascular Specialists physician always uses the least invasive way to give you the best long-term results. 

Whether you have traditional aneurysm repair surgery or minimally invasive endovascular procedure, you’ll get anesthesia to ensure your comfort. 

How do I prepare for aneurysm repair?

Preparation for aneurysm repair depends on the specific procedure. Your American Vascular Specialists doctor gives you a list of preparation rules ahead of time. This list can include short-term medication changes, fasting before your procedure, smoking cessation, and having a series of tests. 

What happens after aneurysm repair?

Following aneurysm repair, your recovery depends on what type of procedure you had. After a minimally invasive procedure, you won’t have a major incision as you would with open surgery, but you still need time to recover. Your American Vascular Specialists physician gives you specific recovery guidelines.

It’s crucial to change any negative health habits to avoid developing another aneurysm. Usually, this includes eating a healthier diet, exercising as recommended by your doctor, and seeing your doctor at American Vascular Specialists regularly for monitoring.

The American Vascular Specialists team uses the most advanced techniques and procedures to ensure successful aneurysm repair. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.