Aneurysm Disease

Do you have a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking or a family history of aneurysms?

History of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and current or remote smoking put patients at higher risk for an aneurysm. There are often no symptoms until the aneurysm ruptures, which can result in fatal complications. If you or your family have high blood pressure or a history of atherosclerosis or other vascular diseases, The Vascular Experts Florida can help maintain your vascular health to minimize the risk of a potentially life-threatening condition.

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting Dr. Vargas at The Vascular Experts Florida for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm occurs when an artery wall weakens, causing a bulge or ballooning aspect at risk of rupturing. Men are more likely to have aneurysms than women, and individuals over 60 are also at higher risk. While some people may experience pain with aneurysm growth, symptoms do not usually present before a rupture occurs. Aneurysms can affect several different arteries, including the aorta. Not all aneurysms require surgical intervention.

At The Vascular Experts Florida, we treat several types of aneurysms, including:

  • Thoracic Aneurysms
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Upper and Lower Extremity Aneurysms
  • Splenic and Mesenteric Artery Aneurysms


What Treatment Options for Aneurysm Disease Are Available?

Not all aneurysms require immediate surgical treatments as soon as they are diagnosed but they will require serial monitoring with different imaging modalities to identify the right time for open or endovascular repair. Preventive measures and medications to adequately control high blood pressure and cholesterol are part of conservative management. 

Not all blood vessels are the same size and there are specific size criteria that dictate the right time to repair an aneurysm depending on its location. Aneurysms can be repaired with an endovascular stent graft that is delivered through small access sites on the groins and guided by x-ray or by replacing the entire segment of the diseased artery via open surgery. Most patients are candidates for either option and a thorough consideration of each patient’s preferences, health status, and aneurysm anatomy will be essential to determine the ideal treatment choice.

What Results Will I See?

Once under serial monitoring and conservative management, you should expect to be seen in our office every 6 to 12 months to ensure your risk factors are well controlled. Following the repair of your aneurysm, you will continue to be under our close care and surveillance to ensure you are progressing well and to ensure the graft is properly positioned and there are no complications or need for additional interventions.

Is There Any Downtime?

There is no downtime while under surveillance and conservative management of comorbidities and risk factors. Recovery lengths following repair depend on the type of procedure performed and should be longer for open surgical repair.

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