Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Service Type
Body

How UVA's Surgeons Repair Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

Our surgeons repair many thoracic aortic aneurysms with covered aortic stents (stent-grafts) inserted into the aorta through an artery in the groin. The stent is placed inside the aneurysm, preventing blood from flowing into the aneurysm.

Over time, the aneurysm shrinks. In some patients, when stents are not possible, open surgery (requiring an incision in your chest) may be necessary to repair the aneurysm by placing an artificial blood vessel into the aorta to replace the aneurysm.

Clinical Practice Terms
John F. Angle

John F. Angle, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Primary Location:
Radiology and Medical Imaging
Phone:
434.924.9401
John A Kern

John A Kern, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center
Phone:
434.982.4301
Margaret C Tracci

Margaret C Tracci, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Phone:
434.243.2000
Seth R Yarboro

Seth R Yarboro, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Adult Orthopaedic Trauma
Primary Location:
Musculoskeletal Center
Phone:
434.243.5432
Carlin A. Williams

Carlin A. Williams, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor
Division:
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Phone:
434.243.2000
Kenan W Yount

Kenan W Yount, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor
Division:
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Cardiac Surgery Clinic
W. Darrin Clouse

W. Darrin Clouse, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery