At NYU Langone, cardiologists and surgeons collaborate to determine the best treatment for an aortic aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening bulge in the aorta, the body’s largest artery. If surgery is required to repair the aneurysm, our cardiothoracic surgeons, who treat heart and chest conditions, and vascular surgeons, who specialize in arteries and veins, perform innovative procedures at the Aortic Disease Center and our NYU Langone heart programs.
NYU Langone is among the few medical centers where surgeons are experts in the use of custom-fitted “fenestrated” stent grafts to repair aortic aneurysms located near arterial branches that supply blood to major organs.
Specialists at the Joan and Joel Smilow Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center at NYU Langone’s nationally renowned Rusk Rehabilitation provide comprehensive rehabilitation services designed for people who have had surgery for cardiovascular conditions, including an aortic aneurysm.
Treatment for an aortic aneurysm can include watchful waiting, medication, or surgery. Our team of highly trained cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons performs both open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm repair.
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