A team approach
Collaborating with specialists from vascular surgery, cardiac surgery and interventional radiology, the team assures that each patient understands his or her surgical options, in order to make the best choice.
Aneurysms can be removed in one of two ways at Yale-New Haven: either through a traditional open procedure, or with a minimally invasive technique. Both procedures are extraordinarily safe and effective.
Open surgical repair
Open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) uses a flank incision to completely remove the aneurysm.
Minimally invasive repair
The endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a minimally invasive procedure. The aneurysm is accessed via catheters in the groin instead of through a large incision. EVAR makes recovery quicker and less painful than an open procedure, and most patients return home the next day. Yale-New Haven Hospital has performed more thoracic endovascular aneurysm procedures and dissection repairs than any other center in the state.