What is EVAR?

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The AAA is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and abdomen. If left untreated, this can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding.

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When is EVAR used?

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) is typically used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). An AAA occurs when the wall of the aorta weakens, causing it to bulge outwards. EVAR is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to strengthen the aorta and prevent rupture.

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Choosing Surgical Associates for your Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Wausau, WI, means choosing a team that’s committed to your health. We’re here to guide you through every step of the process, from diagnosis to recovery. Trust in our expertise and dedication - your pathway to better health starts here. 

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What is the EVAR procedure?

EVAR is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a small incision is made in each groin to provide access to the femoral arteries. A catheter is then inserted into these arteries and guided up into the aorta using real-time imaging.

Once the catheter is in place, a flexible tube called a stent graft is guided into the aorta and positioned within the aneurysm. The stent graft is then expanded, creating a new path for blood flow that bypasses the aneurysm, thereby preventing rupture.

The procedure typically takes 1-3 hours, and most patients can expect to stay in the hospital for one to two days following surgery. Recovery time at home is usually around 2-4 weeks. 

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Recovery and follow-up

Following EVAR, patients typically spend one to two days in the hospital. Most people can return to normal activities within a week or two. At Surgical Associates, we provide comprehensive follow-up care. This includes regular check-ups and imaging tests to ensure the stent graft is working correctly. Our team is always available to address any concerns or questions, providing the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are in expert hands.

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How we perform EVAR

At Surgical Associates, our team of experienced surgeons uses state-of-the-art technology and techniques to perform Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Wausau, WI. We insert a stent graft into the aorta to reinforce the weakened section of the vessel and prevent rupture. This is done using a catheter, which is threaded up through an artery in the leg. This procedure is less invasive than traditional open surgery, resulting in quicker recovery times and less discomfort for our patients.

Why choose Surgical Associates for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)

At Surgical Associates, we offer over 40 years of expertise in a wide range of surgical specialties, including thyroid, vascular, and more, all underscored by our commitment to quality and excellence, as reflected in our AAAHC accreditation. Our facility features a state-of-the-art Vascular OBL equipped with advanced imaging and minimally invasive techniques for comfortable procedures and swift recovery. Renowned for our expertise in angiography, venous, and dialysis access procedures, we ensure high patient satisfaction through personalized, attentive care. Stay at the forefront of medical advancements with us, and to begin your journey towards better health, schedule a consultation with our skilled team today.

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