Hybrid surgery is a treatment used to repair aneurysms or more complex aortic disease in patients considered too high risk for conventional surgery who do not have an endovascular alternative. The procedure often involves the part of the aorta that contains critical blood vessels extending to the head, arms or abdominal organs such as the kidneys, intestine and liver.
A combined approach allows your surgeon to first restore blood flow to critical blood vessels away from an aneurysm in an open surgical procedure. Then, your surgeon completes the repair of the damaged part of the aorta using a minimally invasive endovascular technique. Hybrid surgery has many advantages, including:
Experts at the UCLA Aortic Center are dedicated to providing high-risk patients with options for surgical repair. As world-renowned leaders in aortic aneurysms, our patients benefit from our vast experience in assessing and treating patients with aortic disease. In fact, UCLA surgeons were the first to perform a hybrid open surgery and endovascular repair in the 1990s. Our doctors have continued to refine this technique for the benefit of our patients. Meet our expert team.
Combining an endovascular approach with a less invasive open surgery provides high-risk patients with a shorter operation time and less time under anesthesia. Other benefits include:
The hybrid approach was developed for high-risk patients who are not considered suitable for open surgery for their aortic disease. Patients considered for hybrid repair include:
A surgeon performs the hybrid procedure to repair the aorta in stages. The surgeon can perform these stages as a single procedure the same day or, more often, as separate procedures with an interval for recovery.
Here’s what to expect:
Our doctors believe in patient-centered care. That’s why we take a personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment for aortic disease.
You can request an appointment online or call the UCLA Aortic Center at 310-267-8234 (310-AORTAFIX).