Specialists at NYU Langone’s Aortic Disease Center are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care before, during, and after surgery for your aortic condition. We work with you to create a follow-up plan to help you recover as quickly and completely as possible, and to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The aorta, the body’s main artery and largest blood vessel, carries oxygenated blood away from your heart to the rest of your body. We offer medical and surgical treatment as well as long-term management for patients with all types of complex aortic conditions, such as aortic valve disease; residual aortic dissection, which is when the lining of the aorta tears so blood leaks into the heart; and connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan syndrome.
We understand that no two patients with aortic disease are alike, and that an individualized care plan needs to be created in collaboration with a team of specialists in order to provide optimal, tailor-made treatment options. Our team consists of specialists from cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiovascular medicine and imaging, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, genetics, and research.
The Aortic Disease Center’s wealth of clinical experience and commitment to research and education allows our nationally recognized leaders to advance treatment and technology for aortic disease. For example, we were one of the first centers in the United States to adopt the minimally invasive approach to aortic aneurysm repair, known as endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). At NYU Langone, we are often able to offer these minimally invasive endovascular surgeries to patients who might otherwise require traditional open surgery elsewhere.
We continue to participate in numerous clinical trials to continue to advance the technology of endovascular therapy—a form of minimally invasive surgery—for complex aortic disease, improving patient outcomes with quicker recovery, reduced blood loss, and less pain. In some instances, we are able to perform endovascular surgery percutaneously, without any incision whatsoever, allowing our patients to be discharged the following day.
Our remarkable achievements in patient care, as well as our understanding of the complex nature of aortic disease, come from many years of experience and lessons learned from following thousands of patients whom we have treated.
To learn more and make an appointment, call 855-NYU-AORTA (855-698-2678).