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Should i be concerned if my father had a AAA surgery in july and now its leaking?

Should i be concerned if my father had a AAA surgery in july and now its leaking?

Type?: Conventional AAA aortic replacement, no chronic leaks. AAA treated with endoprosthesis are prone to develop endoleaks. That is why the rupture rate for aaa's treated with endo prosthesis is not zero but 3%over 5 years. That is why long term follow up is required with cat scan. Depending on size of AAA sac and type of endoleak, may need conventional surgical repair. ...Read more

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What to do about abdominal bulge after successful (open) AAA surgery?

What to do about abdominal bulge after successful (open) AAA surgery?

When to get checked: Okay to check in with your doc about this bulge. An incision from prior AAA surgery carries some risk for a ventral incision hernia. Your doc's exam will be the first step in getting to a diagnosis. If you are symptom free then your evaluation is elective. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after AAA surgery, why i can't ejaculate, when reaching a climax?

Retro: You may be experiencing retrograde ejaculation or some dysfunction of the nervi erigentis. Need to visit your urologist. I am assuming you never had a vasectomy. And that you are having a successful erection. ...Read more

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

Can you offer tips for someone about to go through AAA repair 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. ...Read more

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I am looking for the best surgeon in Seattle that treats and performs surgery on AAA. Who do you recommend?

I am looking for the best surgeon in Seattle that treats and  performs surgery on AAA.  Who do you recommend?

Best way to find: a specialist is through your own physician (PCP) who had experience in assessing the out comes by previous referrals , or family member or close or friends or look for a medical centre where a large number of cases are performed , they will give you a list of surgeons . Due to remarkable progress you may not need open surgery , is possible to have endo-vascular procedure. ...Read more

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My grandfather is 80 years old. Is it safe for him to get his AAA repaired through endovascular surgery?

My grandfather is 80 years old. Is it safe for him to get his AAA repaired through endovascular 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). ...Read more

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45 year old woman, with high blood pressure is presenting with an AAA. Can antihypertensives control an aneurysm or does the patient need surgery?

AAA treatment: depends on the size and rate of growth. In all cases, the decision about whether and when to repair an asymptomatic aneurysm is based upon the risks associated with the aneurysm itself and the risks associated with the repair. In general 5.5 cm - repair. ...Read more

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