A hybrid arch repair is a surgical procedure used to treat aortic aneurysms that require both open surgery and endovascular stenting. This procedure combines the benefits of both surgical approaches to provide a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery. During a hybrid arch repair, the surgeon will make a small incision to place a stent in the aorta, then perform open surgery to replace the damaged portion of the aorta. This method has a lower risk of complications and faster recovery time compared to traditional open surgery.
Hybrid arch repair is ideal for patients who have complex aneurysms that cannot be treated with traditional endovascular stenting alone. It may also be recommended for patients who cannot undergo traditional open surgery due to age or other medical factors. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and determine if a hybrid arch repair is the right treatment option for you.
The benefits of hybrid arch repair include a lower risk of complications compared to traditional open surgery, a faster recovery time, and a smaller incision. This procedure also provides more precise placement of the stent, which can lead to better outcomes. Additionally, hybrid arch repair reduces the need for prolonged hospitalization and recovery time, allowing patients to return to their normal activities sooner.
After a hybrid arch repair, most patients will be able to leave the hospital within a few days. Recovery time will depend on the individual patient and the extent of surgery required. Most patients will need to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for several weeks after surgery. Regular follow-up appointments with your doctor will be necessary to monitor your progress and ensure a successful recovery. In general, hybrid arch repair offers a faster and less painful recovery compared to traditional open surgery, allowing patients to return to their normal activities sooner.