Aortic Disease

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Procedure Volume and Type

2013 - 2017, N = 894

Cleveland Clinic surgeons treat a large volume of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) both below and adjacent to the renal arteries. Repair procedures include open and endovascular techniques.

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 894 AAA repairs from 2013 through 2017. Outcomes at Cleveland Clinic are excellent for both types of surgery.

Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Volume and Type

2013 – 2017

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 439 open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs from 2013 through 2017. The majority of these procedures were elective.

Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair In-Hospital Mortality

2013 – 2017

Despite the complexity of open procedures to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), Cleveland Clinic surgeons achieve low mortality rates for both elective and emergency AAA open repairs.

The in-hospital mortality rate for elective open AAA repairs was .68% for procedures done in 2013 through 2016, and 1.61% for those done in 2017.

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Volume and Type

2013 – 2017

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 455 endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair procedures from 2013 through 2017. Of these, 89% were elective procedures and 11% were emergency procedures.

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair In-Hospital Mortality

2013 – 2017

Cleveland Clinic surgeons perform a high volume of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs and achieve low rates of in-hospital mortality. The in-hospital mortality rates for elective endovascular AAA repairs were 0.32% from 2013 through 2016, and 0% in 2017.