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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What is the life expectancy after open surgery for AAA. 35 year old female Healthy non-smoker. 5'7 145 pounds.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you repair type i endoleak of AAA with secondary juxtarenal aa developed? The AAA size is 10.2 cm. My age is 76 yrs. Is the chimney method a long lasting solution? What anatomic criteria needs to be met for open surgery?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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