Areas in the lower part of the aorta can become enlarged as a result of its wall weakening due to age, injuries or atherosclerotic changes. As the damaged area grows in size, the aortic wall weakens further, and the risk of rupture increases. As the aorta is body’s the largest blood vessel, the resulting bleeding may be life-threatening. This is why if you've been diagnosed with the condition, you're strongly advised to seek immediate abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment.
Most people with abdominal aortic aneurysms are asymptomatic. The pathology can be diagnosed by a physician palpating a pulsating mass in the middle or lower part of the stomach; most often, however, it is first observed during an imaging study (such as CT or US scan).
The treatment we offer is called endovascular stent grafting (or endovascular aneurysm repair) – this is a minimally invasive procedure during which a stent graft is inserted (through small incisions in the inguinal area under either general or spinal anesthesia) into the abdominal aneurysm to reinforce the aortic wall. No incisions in the abdominal region or of the aorta are required. The procedure normally takes around 2 hours.
To verify the diagnosis you will undergo the following investigations:
The cost of the abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery is comprised of the following:
Normally, you will be able to go home no more than 7 days after the procedure.
Your abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment will take place at the state-of-the-art [[Assuta Medical Center]].