Endovascular stent grafting is a minimally invasive method to treat abdominal and thoracic aneurysms, which can be life-threatening. These stent grafts are placed through a small incision in the groin area, so patients avoid major operations on the abdomen and chest.
Endovascular stent graft: What you need to know
- Endovascular surgery is performed inside your aorta using thin, long tubes called catheters to place a stent surrounded with a fabric liner to reinforce the weak spots.
- You may be eligible for endovascular stent grafting if your aneurysm has not ruptured and it is five centimeters or more in size.
- Patients can often avoid prolonged stays in intensive care and go home in one to days after treatment.
Why choose UF Health Jacksonville?
We understand that when you need an operation, you want a surgeon with expertise. At UF Health Surgery Jacksonville, our University of Florida surgeons have years of experience in the operating room and a success rate among the highest in the nation.
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.