When the wall of your aorta weakens, a balloon-like dilation called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) sometimes develops. This happens most often in the abdominal aorta, an essential blood vessel that supplies blood to your legs. If diagnosed with an AAA, it’s important to have an ultrasound test every 6–12 months to monitor for aneurysm growth and risk of rupture.
When a patient is referred to us, the case is carefully reviewed by our physicians and staff, and sometimes may include the opinion of other specialists. We will then submit the treatment plan for approval by the patient and the referring physician.
Our treatment may take only an office visit or two or may require a more in-depth treatment plan. Surgical procedures are recommended only after due consideration and input from the patient and the physician. Other situations may simply require us to observe the condition through examinations and tests over a period of months to years. If this is the case, our physicians will continuously monitor the case and update the referring physician on the progress of the patient.