Ohio State’s Aortic Center provides the most advanced care for conditions of the descending thoracic aorta. Our services include:
- Comprehensive evaluation by a dedicated team of cardiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiac surgeons trained in both open and endovascular (surgery inside the blood vessel) repair.
- Ongoing consultation and monitoring of patients, including those with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome.
- A research and education program to help those living with vascular disease live healthier lives.
Our goal is to minimize risk when surgeons need to operate on the aorta. We may perform a specialized technique that involves lowering the body temperature to preserve organ function while our cardiac team initiates left atrial bypass. Ohio State provides both conventional open and endovascular (minimally invasive procedure performed inside the blood vessel) techniques for patients with conditions of the aorta, including:
- Aortic valve-sparing surgery
- Homograft root replacement
- Bentall aortic root replacement
- Replacement of ascending aorta
- Hybrid elephant trunk procedure
- Thoracic endograft techniques
- Branched or fenestrated endografts