Vascular Surgical Procedures
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgical Repair (AAA Repair)
The traditional repair procedure is an open-abdomen (or open-chest) surgery. The bulging aneurysm part of the aorta is removed, an artificial graft is put in its place, and the remaining aortic end-pieces are re-connected to the graft. The surgery is performed in the cardiac surgery suite or the operating room (OR), under general anesthesia and usually takes 3-5 hours.