A 39-year-old member asked:
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surgery for aortic aneurysm. how long is stay in hospital afterwards?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Patients that have minimally invasive aortic surgery using stent grafts can often go home the next day. In my practice patients who have open aortic surgery typically stay in the hospital an average of four days. Some institutions have longer lengths of stay. Aneurysms above the renal arteries also stay longer because of the more extensive nature of the surgery.
Answered on Feb 8, 2015
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Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Is it ascending or descending thoracic or is it an abdominal aneursym. Is it repaired with an open approach or endovascular approach? For an abdominal open approach, probably about a week. Endovascular would be less, maybe 3 days or so. Thoracic aneursysm repair stays can widely vary from 4-5 days to over a week.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Recovery time?: A smooth open procedure will allow going home around the 6-8th day. People who have an endovascular repair typically go home the next day.
Answered on Sep 26, 2017
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