Open Repair Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
What To Think About
When you need to make a decision about repairing an aortic aneurysm, you and your doctor will consider the benefits compared to the risks. For some people, a less invasive repair procedure might be a good choice. But not everyone can have this procedure. For more information, see Reference Endovascular Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
Before you have surgery, your doctor will check to see if you have other health problems that might make complications more likely. These problems include diseases of the heart, kidneys, lung, or liver. Smoking and high blood pressure also put a person at a higher risk for complications from surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery