An aneurysm occurs when the walls of an artery dilate (a bit like blowing up a balloon), contributed to by smoking and deposition of fat in the wall of the artery. Most aneurysms occur in the main artery of the body, the aorta, which carries the blood from the heart through the chest, abdomen and down to the legs. Once an aneurysm occurs, it generally enlarges and can eventually rupture, with catastrophic consequences – exactly why early treatment is essential.
To prevent a rupture, an aneurysm needs to be repaired early. We offer two of the most effective methods for repairing aneurysms: the traditional open repair, and the minimally-invasive EVAR repair (endovascular aneurysm repair).
Effective and safe, EVAR involves passing a stent up through the artery in the groin to where the aneurysm is, either in the abdomen or the chest, and deploying a stent across the aneurysm to strengthen the artery and thus prevent a rupture.
Since Vein and Artery Clinics offers impartial, expert and personalised advice, all of the treatment options will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation, and you will work together with Mr Neil Browning to consider the procedure best suited to your individual needs.