Florida Vascular Medical Procedures
Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
This is a balloon-like bulge in a major blood vessel.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm, also called AAA or triple A, is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta (the largest artery in the body) resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning greater than 50 percent of the vessel’s normal diameter (width).
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is a procedure used to treat an aneurysm (abnormal enlargement) of the abdominal aorta. Repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm may be performed surgically through an open incision or in a minimally-invasive procedure called endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).
There are two approaches to abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Abdominal Aortic Procedures:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm open repair. Involves an incision of the abdomen to directly visualize the aortic aneurysm.
- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). EVAR is a minimally-invasive (without a large abdominal incision) procedure.
We offer complete laboratory services in our office for the convenience of our patients. In the vascular laboratory, our registered technologist will use an ultrasound as well as a Doppler device to provide physiologic and anatomical information necessary for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of vascular pathology. Our lab meets the standards for ICAVL accreditation.