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An aneurysm is an outpouching or abnormal bulge in a blood vessel caused by weakening of the wall of the vessel. While most occur in the aorta, the main artery that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen, or in the brain (brain aneurysm), they can also occur in other areas of the body.

Our vascular surgeons at UF Health Surgery in Jacksonville are experts at repairing aneurysms in the blood vessels of the extremities, kidneys, liver, spleen and other abdominal areas to prevent rupturing.

Aneurysm: What you need to know

  • Aneurysms can develop and become large before causing any symptoms. Often doctors can stop aneurysms from bursting if they find and treat them early.
  • Imaging tests are used to find aneurysms. Often they are found by chance during tests done for other reasons.
  • Medicines and surgery are the two main treatments for aneurysms. Surgical repairs can be done with an open (surgical) or endovascular (inside the blood vessel) technique.

Why choose UF Health Jacksonville?

UF Health Vascular Surgery has a renowned team of University of Florida surgeons with a success rate among the highest in the nation. You can rely on their expertise — developed by years of experience performing complicated surgeries — to offer you the best chance to restore your health and quality of life.

As a part of a leading academic medical institution, our surgical team can also offer you the most advanced research-based treatments for the best possible outcomes.

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