A 50-year-old member asked:
my grandfather is 80 years old. is it safe for him to get his aaa repaired through endovascular surgery?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Oliver Aalami answered
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: An endovascular repair of his AAA will be much less traumatic to his body than an open repair. Nothing we do in medicine is without risk. Assuming he has a large aaa, the risk of endovascular repair will be less then the risk of watching and waiting (doing nothing).
Answered on Dec 8, 2016
Dr. David Wilson answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Safe? Yes: The operation can be tolerated by almost everyone regardless of age. Whether or not he'll benefit from the repair depends on the aaa's location, size, and shape, and his life expectancy. Talk with a vascular surgeon or two who can help him make this decision.
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
Dr. Kevin Nolan answered
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
80 year old repair?: Absolutely, if he has been evaluated and has the right anatomy for repair his age alone should not exclude him.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
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