Aortic Disease

An abdominal aortic aneurysm, also called AAA ("triple A"), occurs when the diameter of the part of the aorta running through the abdomen dilates to greater than 3 centimeters. About 90% of AAA's occur in the belly, below the arteries that feed the kidneys.

AAA's should be repaired when the risk of rupture is greater than the risk of repair. We offer both open surgical repair and minimal invasive endovascular interventions (EVAR) including fenestrated endovascular repair (FEVAR)

A thoracic aortic aneurysm, also called TAA, is when the diameter of the part of the aorta running through the chest dilates to greater than 3 centimeters. Some TAA develop from a weakness in the artery wall, while others develop from an internal tear (aortic dissection). We offer endovascular intervention, open surgical repair, and medical therapy targeting individual pathology.

Arteritis/vasculitis refers to inflammation of the arterial wall. Arteritis/Vasculitis can lead to aneurysmal degeneration of the vascular wall or obstruction of a blood vessel. We can apply medical therapy, surgical repair, or endovascular intervention when appropriate.

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For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Southwest, you can make an appointment by calling us at (520) 694-1001.