An aortic aneurysm is a weak area in the aorta, the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of your body. Abdominal aortic aneurysms often grow slowly and usually without symptoms, making them difficult to detect. You may experience symptoms including a pulsing feeling around your navel or deep, constant abdominal pain or back pain.
Carle's skilled vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists collaborate to provide early diagnosis and effective treatment of AAA through either open abdominal surgery or endovascular repair and thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.