An aneurysm occurs when the wall of an artery is weakened and bulges due to the blood pressure on the weakened artery wall. This weakened area can rupture and cause internal bleeding.

Risk Factors

  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Plaque build up


  • Belly pain, back pain, groin pain
  • Feeling full after eating small amounts of food
  • Nausea vomiting, feeling faint or passing out
  • Feeling a pulsating lump in the belly.

How is this Diagnosed ?

Often discovered during an x-ray, ultrasound, or echocardiogram done for other purposes.


Endoluminal graft repair (ELG) – Is a minimally invasive procedure performed within the artery using thin tubes called catheters. The catheters are threaded through small incisions in the groin into the vessels where a stent is deployed to increase the blood flow through the vessel.

Open Aneurysm Repair
– During open aneurysm repair procedure, the weakened, bulging part of your artery is replaced with a tube-like graft passed through the vessel, which allows us to bypass the aneurysm.

Types of aneurysms

  • Aorta
  • Kidney/Spleen
  • Legs
  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Neck
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