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When can minimally invasive surgery be used for aortic aneurysms?

Many aortic aneurysm surgeries can be performed with minimally invasive methods. Compared with traditional surgery, minimally invasive approaches may be associated with reduced pain, less scarring, and shorter recovery time. Most aneurysms of the aortic root can be done through skin incisions of approximately 5 cm, although surgeons never compromise a patient's safety to achieve a cosmetic result.

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