A multidisciplinary program for the care of patients with thoracic aortic an thoracoadominal aneurysms, aortic dissections or any other problem with the thoracic offers complete diagnostic testing, detail oriented surgical intervention and long term comprehensive follow up. The program is designed to accommodate both patients with a new diagnosis or patients with a distant history of a thoracic surgical problem such as an aortic dissection in which comprehensive long term follow up is critical.
What to expect
Any patient with a known or suspected thoracic aortic problem may be cared for in the program. The program is multidisciplinary which means that there are teams of experts from a number of different fields that add their expertise to your care. You would of course still be under the care of your own physician. The multidisciplinary team consists of members of cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, radiology, pulmonology, genetic counseling, and others… depending on one's particular needs.
What to do
If you are an inpatient, your physician may consult any of our cardiothoracic surgeons. If you are an outpatient you or your physician can be seen in his clinic by calling 847.570.2868.