The treatment options for an abdominal aortic aneurysm include surgery or monitoring. If the aneurysm is small, a doctor may just want to keep an eye on it, according to the Mayo Clinic.
If the aneurysm is at risk for leaking or rupturing, surgery is required. The type of surgery depends on the location and the size of the aneurysm. All surgery requires removal of the aneurysm and sometimes, the aorta will need repaired during the procedure. On occasions, grafts are inserted at the site to keep it in place. After surgery, follow-up testing is typically required to ensure there are no further problems.