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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.

Vascular Screenings

Are You Eligible? 

Just because you don't have symptoms of vascular disease doesn't mean you aren't at risk. We offer screenings every week at Northridge Medical Park.

Eligible patients include:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Age 50 or older with cardiovascular risk factors
  • Adults 45 years or older and an abnormal finding would prompt modification of your lifestyle or medical care
  • Family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm 

Insurance doesn't cover screenings if you aren't experiencing symptoms. The out-of-pocket cost is $99 for all tests.

Find out more (PDF) or call 434.924.5824.

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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