Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)
Take advantage of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) – Reading Hospital’s less invasive alternative to open-chest surgery.
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
An aneurysm happens when part of the blood vessel wall weakens and widens or swells. A thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) occurs in the portion of the aorta (your body’s main artery) in the chest. A TAA might cause no symptoms, but without treatment, it can lead to life-threatening rupture. Open-chest surgery is one treatment option.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Unlike open-chest surgery, TEVAR involves making small incisions in the groin and using long, thin tubes called catheters to place a thoracic stent graft in the aneurysm. This allows blood to flow around the aneurysm, relieving pressure on the damaged vessel wall. If you live in Berks County, you can receive this innovative treatment close to home.
Benefits of TEVAR
TEVAR offers the following benefits over open-chest surgery:
- Less invasive
- Less pain
- Shorter recovery
- Fewer medical complications
- Simpler procedure
- Patient mobility within 24 hours
Our highly trained specialists, Ali Amin, MD (vascular surgery) and Uday Dasika, MD (cardiothoracic surgery) work together to evaluate and treat you and provide follow-up care.
Your doctor will perform TEVAR in our new hybrid operating facility that gives you more care in less time. Reading Hospital is the only hospital in Berks County with a hybrid operating suite, which combines the latest in surgical, imaging, and minimally invasive technology.