Heart & Vascular Center

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Yale-New Haven physicians treat more aneurysms than any other hospital in Connecticut. Here, groundbreaking advancements are being developed every day to help make procedures safer, more effective and less invasive for patients.

Through decades of training and clinical trials, our physicians can provide the newest procedures to their patients, often years before other hospitals can.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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.

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