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An aneurysm is an enlarged and weakened section of an artery. An aneurysm can be dangerous because as it increases in size, it can rupture. However, aneurysms can be repaired safely.
There are two common methods for repairing aneurysms including:
The best method to repair each aneurysm depends upon several factors, including the location and shape of the aneurysm as well as the overall health of the patient.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital is proud to be selected as one of only 13 hospitals nationwide that can perform endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery above the renal arteries. Find out more about this procedure and the fenestrated stent graft used.
Following is a general description of the procedure. Your vascular surgeon will give you more information to help you prepare.
Many patients are treated with this procedure as it is less invasive than standard surgical procedures. Recovery time is short and may involve a one night hospitalization.