Diagnosis & Treatment of a Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Saddleback Medical Center
Wang Teng, MD
Featured speaker:

Wang Teng, MD

Medical Director of Peripheral Vascular Services at Saddleback Medical Center
  • Vascular Surgery, General Surgery

Dr Wang Teng graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 1994 and obtained his degree in medicine from the same university in 1999. His surgical internship and residency were also at the University of California, Irvine. This was followed by a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Utah, Medical Center. Dr Teng specializes in Vascular, Endovascular and General Surgery and he is currently the Director of the Vascular Center which provides evaluation and treatment of arterial and venous circulatory disorders.

Podcast Summary

A complex abdominal aortic aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning of the wall of the aorta, the main artery supplying blood to the lower part of the body. This specific type of aneurysm is referred to as the “silent killer” since symptoms are often not present and if it ruptures, it often leads to death. Vascular surgeon, Dr. Wang Teng, discusses the causes and symptoms of a Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, as well as treatment using a fenestrated endovascular stent graft. Dr. Teng is one of few vascular surgeons in the nation trained to use the fenestrated endovascular stent graft, and was the first to perform the surgery in Southern California in January 2013.