A member asked:

Can you offer tips for someone about to go through aaa repair surgery?

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Dr. Craig Carter answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Preparation: Like anything else, the better shape you are in going into surgery, the better your results coming out. If you are smoking, stop before surgery. Exercise (walking) helps. A lot depends on the type of repair you are having, either endovascular or open. Endovascular is less invasive, but the durability is unknown.

Answered 2/25/2018



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