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Mark Russo, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery, answeredEndovascular repair is a far less invasive option than opening up the chest cavity. It involves small incisions in the groin. In addition to the cosmetic effects of a less invasive procedure, this procedure can potentially offer reduced risk, less time in the hospital and a faster recovery.
Intermountain Healthcare answeredAn endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR, also called "stent grafting") procedure:
- relieves the pressure on an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), to greatly reduce the risk of its bursting
- involves smaller incisions (cuts) than traditional (open) AAA repair surgery, with a faster recovery