Jefferson University Hospitals

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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While it is always frightening to be diagnosed with an aneurysm, there are treatments other than surgery that can be considered depending upon your specific condition. The Jefferson Aortic Center in Philadelphia brings together the expertise of nearly a dozen medical and surgical disciplines for diagnosis and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

Our reputation for treating the most complex cases attracts referrals and emergency transfers from other hospitals throughout the Northeast. Ongoing clinical trials place Jefferson among the first hospitals in the U.S. to treat patients with the most advanced procedures and techniques.

Using advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), Jefferson Aortic Center physicians are able to treat your abdominal aortic aneurysms by providing safer alternatives to major, open surgery, which can speed recovery and reduce hospital stays.

More recently, Jefferson has become the first hospital in the Philadelphia area to treat aneurysms without any surgery at all – the totally percutaneous (through the skin) EVAR. Through small poke holes in your groin skin, surgeons are able to safely and effectively treat aneurysms of the chest and abdomen, with the use of only local anesthesia and mild sedation. These advanced techniques are even being applied to patients with life-threatening ruptured aneurysms.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) or request an appointment online.