Jeffrey J. Gilbertson MD


Leg Aneurysm

What is a leg aneurysm? A leg aneurysm (say “ANN-yuh-riz-um”) is a bulge in a blood vessel (artery) in your leg. The bulge occurs in a weak spot in the artery. It can happen in one or both legs. Blood clots can form in this type of aneurysm and can block blood flow in your leg. What raises your risk? Family history…

Endovascular Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular repair is a procedure to fix an aortic aneurysm in the abdomen. It’s called endovascular because a doctor repairs the aneurysm from the inside of the damaged blood vessel (the aorta). This is not a surgery. This is a minimally invasive procedure. Local or general anesthesia might be used. The doctor will…

Aortic Dissection

Aortic dissection is a tear between the inner and outer layers of the aortic wall. The tear can cause the wall to separate and rupture, resulting in life-threatening bleeding and death. The aorta, like all arteries, is made up of three layers, which are fused together. If the layers begin to separate, it causes bleeding…

Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or deep vein blood clot. After a while, this blood clot (usually in your leg), can damage the vein. Damage to the vein can lead to more pressure in the veins. The increased pressure can cause long-term problems such as swelling, skin damage…

Thoracic aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a stretched and bulging area in the wall of the aorta. The aorta is the large artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. A thoracic aortic aneurysm happens in the section of the aorta that is in the chest. Thoracic aortic aneurysms are also known as ascending or…