Endograft repair is a minimally invasive procedure to treat an aortic aneurysm.
It does not involve a large incision. Instead, your doctor performs this
treatment using flexible tubes called catheters to repair your aorta.
Your doctor will insert the catheter into an artery in your upper thigh.
He'll use x-ray images to help him thread the catheter to the site
of the aneurysm. Then instead of removing the aneurysm, your doctor will
repair it using a graft. The graft helps strengthen this area your aorta
so it can withstand the pressure of normal blood flow. This helps prevent
the aneurysm from rupturing. And because the procedure does not involve
a large incision, it is less traumatic and has a shorter recovery time
than traditional surgery.