The best way to repair an aneurysm depends on several factors, including location, shape, and size of the aneurysm, and the patient’s overall health. Traditional open surgery is, in many cases, the preferred treatment option for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Deborah Heart and Lung Center is one of the few centers that still offers this operation for complex high-risk patients.
The traditional method involves making an incision in the skin to open the abdomen. The segment of the aorta above and below the aneurysm is clamped and the aortic segment is opened. Tubes made out of artificial material are placed inside the artery and sewn to the aorta above and below the aneurysm. This essentially replaces the aneurysmal segment of the aorta with an artificial one.
Patients will feel more fatigue than usual for several weeks after undergoing aneurysm repair surgery. Most normal activities can be resumed after four to six weeks. Complete recovery can be expected after two to three months.
The TriVascular Ovation Prime® Abdominal Stent Graft System 1 is one of the many minimally invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair options available at Deborah Heart and Lung Center.Watch Video
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