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EVAR

Endovascular aneurysm or aortic repair

A pioneering treatment that uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to help stop an aneurysm from bursting

About

Your consultant may suggest you have EVAR treatment if they find a vascular abnormality, known as an aneurysm, in your abdomen or chest. Aneurysms are usually symptomless until they burst, by which point you'd require emergency treatment. So preventative treatment is often the best course of action.

Need to know

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    EVAR treatment is usually carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you'll be asleep. Your surgeon will make a small cut in your groin and use X-ray images to help them pass a small, hollow tube (catheter) through your groin to the aneurysm in your aorta. The catheter contains a tube covered in synthetic graft material (a stent). Once the stent is in place, the graft material will bond with the wall of your aorta and blood will start to flow through the stent rather than the aneurysm. This will take pressure off the aneurysm and significantly reduce the chance of it rupturing. Your consultant surgeon will finish by removing the catheter, before stitching up your groin.
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    As with all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your surgeon will explain these to you and answer any questions you have. If you're having general anaesthetic, your consultant will let you know how long to avoid eating and drinking beforehand.
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    You'll be cared for in hospital for one or two nights so we can monitor your progress. We'll give you pain relief if you need it. When you're ready to go home, please arrange for someone to collect you as you won't be able to drive. You should have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours. Before you go home, your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine (including work), and your medical team will talk to you about staying well.

Don't wait, pay for yourself

You don’t need health insurance to have fast access to our top consultants, extensive range of treatments, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures at our world-class facilities.
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments. 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • The Wellington Hospital

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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