The Comprehensive Aortic Program offers hybrid repairs for thoracoabdominal and aortic arch aneurysms. Hybrid operations are a combination of open and endovascular procedures. It is mostly used for repair of aortic arch and the thoracoabdominal aortic. This technique eliminates the need for cardiopulmonary bypass and aortic cross-clamp in many patients that are not candidates for classical endovascular procedures.
The hybrid technique may be a safer alternative to open surgery for some patients, making it an option for high-risk patients who cannot undergo conventional open surgery. It's especially suited to patients with other significant health problems or prior open aortic surgery.