Aortic & Artery Disease

Aortic & Artery Disease

At UVA, our aortic and artery teams work closely with referring physicians to determine your best course of treatment from management to surgical intervention.

Our team of cardiologists, interventional radiologists and cardiac and vascular surgeons work together to make sure you get the most appropriate treatment options.

Learn about the aortic and artery diseases we treat.

Aortic & Artery Disease

Aortic & Artery Disease

Aortic & Artery Disease

At UVA, our aortic and artery teams work closely with referring physicians to determine your best course of treatment from management to surgical intervention.

Our team of cardiologists, interventional radiologists and cardiac and vascular surgeons work together to make sure you get the most appropriate treatment options.

Learn about the aortic and artery diseases we treat.

UVA's Artery Disease Team

  • At UVA, we've been performing minimally invasive stenting (balloon angioplasty) for over 25 years. We're a leader in the region at blocked or torn artery repair with:

    • Minimally invasive angioplasties
    • Stent-grafts
    • Blood-clot removal and medication
    • Bypass grafts and surgical bypass
    • Mechanical devices
    • Endarterectomies

    Patient outcomes are better at hospitals that perform more than 100 carotid endarterectomies a year — we perform about 120.

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Experienced Surgeons

UVA's Aortic Disease Team

UVA's treatment options for aortic disease include endovascular (minimally invasive procedures) or open vascular surgery. Our aortic surgery team has the region’s most extensive experience with treatment of:

  • Aortic dissection
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysms
  • Connective tissue disorders

As a high-volume aortic surgery center, we performed more than 2,500 major aortic procedures in the past decade. We're one of only 30 institutions in the U.S. to receive the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for Aortic Valve Surgery and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery’s highest rating (3 stars).

Leading Treatment Programs

  • Genetic Counseling

    We offer genetic counseling and guidance to patients and families at high risk for developing aortic disease. We'll help you understand your risks at our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic.

    Research Pioneers

    UVA's heart and vascular research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. We welcome complex cases and are a leader in multiple national clinical trials. Find out if you qualify for a clinical trial.

    Advanced Facilities

    With four state-of-the-art operating rooms, our treatment facilities allow for less invasive and hybrid procedures that combine complex open surgery with endovascular techniques.

Make an Appointment

Call us at 434.924.3627

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