Also called: Triple A Repair
Surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm is normally recommended if the aneurysm is larger than 1.9 inches or is growing rapidly.
There are different surgical options for repair.
Endovascular repair — Your surgeon uses a thin, flexible tube (called a catheter) through an artery in your leg and gently guides it to your aorta. A metal mesh cylinder on the end of the tube is placed at the aneurysm, expanded, and secured in place to keep the aneurysm from bursting.
Open Abdominal Surgery — The surgeon replaces the aneurysm with a healthy section of the aorta and sews it into place. This option requires much more time for recovery.