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Open AAA Repair


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Your surgeon will perform an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair to prevent the rupture of a bulging area of your aorta.

Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Your surgeon will begin by making an incision from the breastbone to below the navel.

He or she will then locate the aneurysm and clamp the aorta just above and below it.

Your surgeon will then open the aneurysm and sew an artificial graft, the same size and shape as a healthy aorta, into place.

Your surgeon will stitch the wall of the aneurysm closed over the newly placed graft.

The graft will reinforce the walls of the aorta.

Your surgeon will close the abdominal incision with stitches.

The total length of this procedure is usually four to six hours.