Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)
Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR) is a recently developed treatment for patients with distal arch, descending or thoraco-abdominal aneurysms. Cedars-Sinai now offers this new approach and since late 2005, Cedars-Sinai surgeons have successfully repaired complex thoracic aortic aneurysms in high-risk patients using a minimally invasive catheter approach. X-ray and ultrasound are used by surgeons and radiologists to guide the delivery of a graft-covered stent within the aneurysm, through a small incision in the groin.
TEVAR is performed using a comprehensive team approach using the experienced thoracic aortic surgery and interventional radiology teams at Cedars-Sinai. Physicians and team members involved include cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists, anesthesiologists, thoracic aortic nurse practitioner, cardiothoracic physician assistants, liaison nurses, and interventional technicians.
For additional information about the TEVAR procedure, please contact the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program.