Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR)
Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) is also called an endovascular stent graft, which is a
surgical procedure used to treat aortic aneurysms. In this procedure, a metal mesh tube, called a stent graft, is
placed in the aorta at the area of bulging or weakness. Because the stent graft
is stronger than the aorta’s walls, it allows blood to flow through the artery
without causing more damage to or rupturing the aneurysm.
Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) Procedure
You may be put under local or general anesthesia, depending
on the location and severity of your aneurysm. The vascular surgeon makes an
incision in the groin area to access the leg (femoral) artery. Using a
catheter, contrast dye, and X-ray imaging, he or she will guide the stent graft
to the aneurysm site, where it expands to fit snugly against the artery’s
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