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Aortic Disease

Aortic Disease Treatment Options

We offer more specific endovascular aortic services than many surrounding hospitals, including:

  • Angioplasty
  • Balloons and stent-grafts
  • Close monitoring, screenings and medication
  • Surgery

Latest Endovascular Techniques

We are a national pioneer in less invasive endovascular techniques (only requiring a small incision in the groin) to repair aneurysms.

When a condition requires surgery, our expert doctors can:

  • Repair aorta walls damaged by traumatic injury
  • Open up arteries
  • Connect gaps between arteries with tubes or grafts
  • Insert artificial blood vessels into the aorta to replace a thoracic aneurysm.

Surgery for Aneurysms

Surgery is now the usual option for aneurysms 6 cm or larger, but we are conducting research so we can repair these larger aneurysms without major operations.

Care for Your Child

If your child has to see a heart specialist, it’s important they visit a doctor who understands the needs of kids. 

At UVA, our doctors are experts in the special kind of care children need.

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