Have confidence in your treatment plan

Due to trauma, aging or congenital conditions, many people may develop an aneurysm — a weakened, bulging part of a blood vessel. Unfortunately, aneurysms don’t always have noticeable symptoms. But if an aneurysm ruptures, it’s a life-threatening emergency that can’t wait.

If you’re at risk of an aneurysm or have any signs of potential aneurysm, we’re here for you. Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s cardiac surgeons provide expert evaluation and treatment of all types and all stages of aneurysms. Depending on the size of your aneurysm, you may not need immediate surgery, but rather regular monitoring. We’ll explain all of your options and make sure you’re comfortable with your care decisions. Throughout the process, our team provides guidance and helps ease your concerns about selecting the best treatment for you.

Why Choose Us?

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MoBap) you receive care from a team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardiac nurses. The specialization of our team allows us to have an in-depth knowledge of cardiac diseases and treatments, paired with a dedication that allows us to treat the whole patient.

Our cardiac surgery program outcomes exceed several national quality benchmarks, according to the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) data registry. Developed to improve safety and patient outcomes for cardiothoracic surgeries, the STS data registry is the largest cardiac surgery registry in the world.

  • Among a select group of heart programs in the U.S. to consistently receive the STS’ highest 3-star rating
  • Highly specialized team of surgeons and cardiologists meet weekly to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient
  • Centrally located in St. Louis

Questions & Answers

As a blood vessel wall weakens from the pressure of pumping blood, the aneurysm can grow. The repair reinforces the weakened part of the vessel. A ruptured (burst) aneurysm can cause significant blood loss. This life-threatening condition needs emergency care.

Aneurysms are most common in older men, and they most often occur in the aorta. The aorta delivers blood from the heart to the rest of the body. In many cases, an aneurysm has no symptoms.

If you have an aneurysm, you should see a cardiovascular surgeon for evaluation and to discuss a plan of care. Your doctor will keep an eye on the size of your aneurysm, and may recommend aneurysm repair surgery if an aneurysm meets certain criteria:

  • Grows larger
  • Grows quickly
  • Causes pain or other symptoms

Request a Consultation

To schedule an appointment, call (314) 934-3969 or fill out the form below and we will call you back to learn more about your condition and discuss next steps.

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