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My father was told he has an abdominal aortic aneurysm. But they are taking their time at getting him on the schedule for surgery. Is this common?
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Urgency varies
Urgency to repair varies with size of the aneurysm > 5.
5 cm, rate of enlargement, and symptoms.

In brief: Urgency varies
Urgency to repair varies with size of the aneurysm > 5.
5 cm, rate of enlargement, and symptoms.
Dr. Christopher White
Dr. Christopher White
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Dr. Linda Harris
The urgency depends on the size primarily, as most aneurysms are not symptomatic. It is important to ensure that he is medically stable and in optimum condition prior to proceeding with surgery.
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In brief: Sometimes
If it is leaking he should go right away.
If it is stable there is no rush.

In brief: Sometimes
If it is leaking he should go right away.
If it is stable there is no rush.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: When to fix AAA
The urgency to fix an aneurysm should be based on the size of the aneurysm. In most cases we do not consider repair unless the aneurysm is 5.
5cm or larger.

In brief: When to fix AAA
The urgency to fix an aneurysm should be based on the size of the aneurysm. In most cases we do not consider repair unless the aneurysm is 5.
5cm or larger.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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