01 Jul What is Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR)?
Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) is the most common form of treatment for infrarenal aortic aneurysms. For a standard repair the procedure usually takes between 60 to 90 minutes, you will be discharged and returned home after a few days in hospital.
The procedure is carried out under General Anaesthetic with two small 1 cm incisions performed in both groins. The graft is made up of three parts.
The first part of main body, which looks like a pair of trousers with one short leg, is inserted and deployed immediately below the renal arteries. The graft is unsheathed from its cover and expands as its deployed. The short leg of the graft is accessed from the other groin and another stent is deployed into the common iliac artery. The remainder of the graft is deployed and the final piece is deployed to complete the repair.
While the procedure may appear small due it being performed via two incisions, it is still a major procedure and needs to be carefully considered. Doctor Cohen will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you if it is required.
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