Ascending aortic root aneurysm procedure
An ascending aortic root aneurysm procedure may be performed in two ways. In aortic valve and aortic root replacement, your surgeon removes a section of your aorta and your aortic valve, and replaces the section of the aorta with an artificial tube (graft). The aortic valve is replaced with a mechanical or biological valve, shown in the bottom right image. Alternatively, you may have valve-sparing aortic root repair, shown in the top right image, in which your surgeon replaces the enlarged section of the aorta with a graft, and the aortic valve remains in place.