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Southern Cross Hospital Wellington - Vascular Surgery

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular therapy: a long thin tube (catheter) is inserted through a small incision (cut) made in the groin in the groin. The catheter is guided to the site of the aneurysm and a graft (synthetic tube) or stent (a metal tube) is put in place to relieve the pressure on the aneurysm.

Conventional: an incision is made in the abdomen or chest and the weakened part of the aorta is replaced with a graft.

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