The aorta is the body’s main artery, starting at the heart’s left ventricle and extending down to the abdomen. If a portion of the aorta is weak, that area can swell and balloon, becoming thin and fragile. This swelling, known as an aneurysm, indicates the risk of rupture and heavy internal bleeding.
– Minimally invasive procedure which reduces recovery time
– Effectively reduces the risk of rupture
During The Procedure
During an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, the surgeon will make a small incision to insert and attach a stent graft. The graft allows the surgeon to correct a weak, swollen aorta, rerouting blood flow and preventing an aneurysm.
After The Procedure
Post-surgery, patients remain in the hospital to rest and recover under medical supervision. At your doctor’s discretion, activity is gradually increased until the patient is capable of getting out of bed and walking for longer periods of time. Discharge will vary from patient to patient.