Patient Evaluations

We evaluate patients with the following aortic conditions. Click on each condition for more information.


Aortic Disease

Aortic disease includes conditions of the aorta, the main blood vessel in the body.


Aortic Aneurysm

When the wall of an artery becomes thin and weak, it can stretch and bulge like a balloon. This weakened area is called an aneurysm. When it happens in the aorta, it's called an aortic aneurysm.


Aortic Dissection

An aortic dissection is a life-threatening event. In this condition, the walls of the aorta tear and separate, forming a "false" channel within the aorta.


Aortic Ulcer and Aortic Intramural Hematoma

An ulcer is erosion into the aortic lining and a hematoma is bruising of the aortic wall.


Bicuspid Aortic Valve

A bicuspid aortic valve occurs when the aortic valve only has two leaflets, instead of three.


Connective Tissue Disorders and Blood Vessel Complications

Connective tissue disorders are conditions that weaken the structural framework of the body.


Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder caused by abnormal fibrillin production.

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Familial Aortic Disease

Familial (genetic) aortic disease include aortic conditions that run in families.

Aortic Procedures and Operations

We provide state of the art treatments for patients with aortic disease. Click on a treatment listed below for more information.


Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair is a surgery that repairs a weakened area of the aorta.


Emergent Aortic Dissection Repair

Emergent aortic dissection repair involves rapid open-chest surgical repair.


Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) uses a stent to repair a portion of the aorta.


Hybrid Aortic Repair

Hybrid aortic repair combines traditional open-chest surgery and stent placement.


Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

Valve sparing aortic root replacement repairs the portion of the aorta closest to the heart.


Aortic Transection Repair

Aortic transection repair occurs when the aorta tears or ruptures from a traumatic injury.