Open Aneurysm Repair
Open aneurysm repair requires us to make an incision in your chest or abdomen, where we sew a synthetic graft into the aorta at the aneurysm site.
The graft is a fabric tube that replaces the diseased aorta. This restores normal blood flow to the rest of the body and removes pressure on the aneurysm walls.
Open repair was first developed in the 1950’s and is a very durable and effective treatment. It does, however, require a much larger incision and longer hospital stay and longer overall recovery time.
We will need to take into account your overall medical condition to see if these factors can affect your outcome.