About Minimally Invasive Endovascular Repair With a Stent Graft Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA)


An endovascular stent graft is like having a small, metal scaffold inside your aorta. It supports the weak area, so you can get back to living life without worry.

What Is It?

An endovascular stent graft is a synthetic fabric tube (graft) supported by a metal structure (stent). The stent graft helps to bypass the weakened area of your aorta and keep it from rupturing.

The stent graft is designed so that it can be placed inside the damaged area of your aorta, without surgically opening the blood vessel or removing any tissue.


Benefits and Risks

Placement of an endovascular stent graft is done without removing part of your aorta, so recovery time may be shorter. The long-term risks of stent grafting placement are currently unknown. Research is underway to learn more about these risks.


Questions and Answers

Endovascular stent grafting may be a good option for some patients. To decide whether or not it’s a good option for you, talk to your doctor. Here are some questions and answers to help get you started.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.