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@douglasebaker

Believe me, do not get the surgery, .you are fine. The surgery is as invasive as open heart surgery. My Aorta is 5.1 cm and my cardiologist will not be concerned until 5.5csm. However, I do have a ct scan check every year to monitor any changes, So far no changes. Furthermore, No one has any idea if this has been the size of my Aorta for years. I would take the yearly monitoring route and ease your worry.

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@douglasebaker – my husband has a doctor that does minimally invasive surgery, it is far much better for recovery. We checked out three (3) other doctors, and found one that does ONLY the minimal. I thought it would be worth the time to check out other cardiologist that doesn't do invasive. Life is so precious. I give you my best.

What about the Endovascular (TEVAR) procedure? I've been reading about this procedure and it seems to be much less invasive. Like so many people in this forum, my aneurism diagnosis (even though it's under 5 cm) has really changed how I live my life and if this was a treatment option now, I'd probably do it.