Jefferson University Hospitals

Aortic Center

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Patients with aortic aneurysms require continuous monitoring to assess a change in the growth pattern of their aneurysm. At Jefferson Health's Aortic Center, our specialists serve the complex needs of aortic patients by providing comprehensive disease-driven care. A dedicated team of professionals consisting of cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, and a dedicated nurse practitioner work to ensure a personalized approach to your treatment plan.

Conditions Treated

  • Aortic aneurysms involving the aortic root, ascending, arch, descending, and thoracoabdominal aorta
  • Acute and chronic Type A and Type B aortic dissections
  • Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH)
  • Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU)
  • Aortic rupture
  • Genetic disorders including Marfan syndrome
  • Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Inflammatory aneurysms
  • Aortitis

Learn more about aortic aneurysms including risk factors and symptoms.

Services Provided

  • Elective and emergent repair of all aortic segments
  • Multidisciplinary evaluation of patients with known or suspected aortic disease
  • Aortic disease surveillance annually or biannually by CT scan, TTE, and MRI
  • Comprehensive aortic evaluation
  • Long-term follow up to prevent catastrophic aortic events
  • Genetic testing for high risk patients

Surgical Procedures

  • Open surgical repair of all segments of the aorta
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve, ascending, and aortic arch repair
  • Valve-sparing aortic valve repair
  • Endovascular stent graft repair of descending and abdominal aneurysms
  • Hybrid procedures (open and stent grafting) for complex aortic surgeries

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW. 


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