For the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, Florida Hospital Waterman offers a less traumatic surgical procedure called EVAR.
EVAR offers enormous benefits over traditional surgery. Traditional surgery requires a large incision in the addoment in order to reach the blood vessel. WIth endovascular surgery, we can gain access to the aneurysm through two tiny incisions.
EVAR makes aneurysm repair a viable option for people unable to withstand traditional surgery because of age, health, or likelihood of cardiac or pulmonary complications.
Compared to traditional surgery for addominal aortic aneurysm, endovascular repair delivers many benefits, including:
- Shorter procedure, shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery to normal activity
- Less risk of complications, less pain
- Less risk of sexual dysfunction
- Reduced blood loss
View Florida Hospital Waterman's Physician Video Gallery to learn an array of material on a variety of medical topics and concerns. Scroll down to Dr. Bjerken's video to learn about Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR).