Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Watch interventional radiologist Barry Katzen, M.D., medical director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, and vascular surgeon Ignacio Rua, M.D., medical director of vascular surgery, as they repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The webcast will be moderated by interventional radiologist James Benenati, M.D., medical director of the Institute's peripheral vascular laboratory. Viewers can also choose to watch the procedure in Spanish.

An aortic aneurysm is a weakened and bulging area in the major vessel that supplies blood to the body. The Institute's specialists were among the first in the nation to use stent-grafts to treat aortic aneurysms. Watch this fascinating procedure as it happens – without leaving your computer.

The procedure, called endovascular repair, is performed by threading a stent-graft through a blood vessel in the groin and into the aorta to block the flow of blood into the aneurysm. The Institute's endovascular team, which includes highly qualified interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons, has performed endovascular repair of more than 870 abdominal aortic aneurysms and 75 thoracic aneurysms with excellent results.

Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute was established at Baptist Hospital of Miami in 1987. Physicians from various medical and surgical specialties joined together to offer the Institute's comprehensive approach to cardiovascular care. The Institute's medical staff is actively involved in many federally approved clinical research studies to find better, less invasive ways of diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Katzen is past president of the Society of Interventional Radiology and serves on the board of trustees of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation. Dr. Rua has served as section chief of Baptist Hospital's vascular surgery section and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Benenati is president-elect of the Society of Interventional Radiology and president of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.

Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It also includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital in the Upper Keys and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization's fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.



Barry Katzen

Barry Katzen, MD

Ignacio Rua

Ignacio Rua, MD

James Benenati

James Benenati, MD