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Aneurysm Surgery

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Heart & Vascular Centre, Mater Private Network, 72 Eccles Street,
Dublin 7, D07 RD8P
1800 20 05 50 Outside ROI +353 (0)51 595 124 heartcentre@materprivate.ie

Please note a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

2nd Floor, Mater Private Network, Citygate, Mahon,
Cork, T12 K199
021 601 3258 corkcardiology@materprivate.ie

Please note a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

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About this service

Open surgery is the traditional surgery used to repair an aneurysm in your aorta, the largest blood vessel in your body. An aneurysm is a widening or bulging of your aorta. Surgery can either be planned to stop an aneurysm from bursting, or as emergency surgery to repair it if it is leaking or has ruptured. 

The procedure

During an open aneurysm repair, your surgeon makes an incision in your abdomen and replaces the weakened part of your aorta with a tube-like replacement called an aortic graft. This graft is made of a strong, durable, man-made plastic material, such as Dacron®, in the size and shape of the healthy aorta. The strong tube takes the place of the weakened section in your aorta and allows your blood to pass easily through it. 

Following the procedure

  • You may stay in the hospital for about seven days
  • You may require six weeks to three months for a complete recovery
  • More than 90% of open aneurysm repairs are successful in the long term.