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Aortic Repair in Sugarland, TX

Your aorta is the largest artery in your body and is responsible for transporting oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body, including your organs. A problem with your aorta can cause serious health problems and emergency medical conditions that can be life-threatening. You may need to undergo aortic repair surgery if you have had an aortic aneurysm or are at risk of an aortic aneurysm. Aortic repair can reverse or repair weakness, injury, and damage to the walls of your aorta and reduce your risk of an aortic tear or aneurysm. If you have already developed an aortic aneurysm, surgery can prevent it from getting worse or rupturing. At Reddy Cardiology, we have a team of highly skilled physicians and cardiologists with decades of experience diagnosing, evaluating, treating, managing, and preventing cardiac health issues. We use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to diagnose and evaluate patients for aortic disease and damage. Call us to schedule an appointment to determine if you need aortic repair in Sugarland, TX.

Understanding Aortic Repair Surgery

Aortic repair surgery is performed to repair damage, disease, injury, weakening, or aorta rupture. If the walls of your aorta are weakened or thin, they can form an aneurysm. If the aorta tears, it is called a dissection. A torn, ruptured, or dissected aorta can be life-threatening. During aortic repair surgery, your surgeon will repair any damage to your aorta and restore blood flow. This reduces the risk of a heart attack, aortic aneurysm rupture, stroke, and death.

Aortic repair surgery to prevent rupture in Sugarland, TX

When Do You Need Aortic Surgery?

Our physicians and cardiologists always look for the most conservative approach to treatment before recommending surgical intervention. We will run diagnostic tests and procedures to evaluate your aortic health, diagnose cardiac health issues, and develop a prognosis. For minor issues or mild cases, we will design a highly personalized conservative treatment plan that combines wellness education, holistic medicine, lifestyle modification, and dietary changes. If conservative treatment is ineffective or you have more advanced or severe aorta weakness or disease, we may recommend surgery. Aortic repair surgery can be used for:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic disease
  • Aortic weakness
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Aortic damage
  • Aortic dissection

Types of Aortic Repair Surgery

There are a few different methods for performing aortic repair surgery. Your physician and surgeon will determine which method is safest for you based on your age, overall health, the severity of your condition, and your symptoms. The most common types of aortic repair surgery are:

  • Open Aneurysm Repair – During open aneurysm repair, your surgeon will make an incision near the aortic aneurysm. They will replace the weak or damaged portion of the aorta with an artificial tube-shaped graft that improves blood flow.
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair – For endovascular aneurysm repair, the surgeon will insert a long, thin catheter through a blood vessel in your groin and thread it up into your aorta. They will then guide a stent through the catheter and insert it into your aorta to strengthen it and improve blood flow.
  • Hybrid Aneurysm Repair – This surgical method combines features of open aneurysm repair and endovascular aneurysm repair. The procedure will be highly individualized to your injury, health, and needs.

Preparing for Aortic Repair Surgery

Before you undergo aortic repair surgery, your physician and surgeon will explain what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. They will let you know what medications you need to start and stop taking. They will make recommendations for lifestyle changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of post-surgery complications, such as losing weight, exercising more, changing your diet, and undergoing physical therapy. They will run extensive tests and procedures to assess the extent of your condition and confirm that you are a good candidate for surgery.

On the day of your surgery, you should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You should not wear jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish, makeup, deodorant, perfume, lotions, or serums. You will need to remove your glasses and dentures before surgery. You will be put under general anesthesia and may be given anti-anxiety medication as well. You may be hooked up to a heart-lung bypass machine. After surgery, you will recover in the intensive care unit (ICU). You may have an oxygen mask or breathing tube, catheter, and intravenous fluids. When you are stable, you will be moved to a standard hospital room. You will be encouraged to get up and walk around as soon as possible. You may be in the hospital for a week or two.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Cardiologists

At Reddy Cardiology, our team of experienced physicians and cardiologists focus on providing highly individualized care that will help you prevent, reverse, or manage cardiac conditions. Our goal is to help you live a healthier, happier, and longer life, free from heart disease and other chronic conditions. We provide comprehensive wellness education and resources, support, and treatment options that will improve your overall health and quality of life. We incorporate holistic medicine, lifestyle modification, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide the highest level of care. Call us or contact us online to schedule a same-day appointment for a consultation or diagnostic testing.

Why Choose Us?

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  • State of the Art Facility & Equipment
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