When minimally invasive intervention methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are no longer an option, a vascular surgeon may recommend aortic surgery as the best course of treatment. Repair is typically performed when the AAA reaches five centimeters or larger, due to increasing risk of rupture.
How Aortic Aneurysm Surgery Is Performed
A surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen. A tube of cloth-like material is used to repair the aorta.