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

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. David Wilson
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: 80 year old repair?

Absolutely, if he has been evaluated and has the right anatomy for repair his age alone should not exclude him.

In brief: 80 year old repair?

Absolutely, if he has been evaluated and has the right anatomy for repair his age alone should not exclude him.
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Dr. John Ho
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: AAA

It depends on his overall condition and cardiopulmonary risk.
The repair is more well tolerated in the elderly than open surgery but still requires anesthetic

In brief: AAA

It depends on his overall condition and cardiopulmonary risk.
The repair is more well tolerated in the elderly than open surgery but still requires anesthetic
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