Last summer I was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm and bicuspid aortic valve. The aneurysm measured 4.7cm. I’m going to get a recheck this summer 2018. I have Kaiser health insurance which is a good HMO. But, they don’t repair valves they only replace them. So I’ve been researching different surgeons from other people’s experiences here. I really appreciate everyone’s stories.