The aorta may need repair following a traumatic injury (such as a car crash), or for an aneurysm, a blockage or a sudden tear (dissection) in the aorta’s inner lining.

The aorta may be repaired using traditional open surgery or through a minimally invasive endovascular technique. The treatment approach depends on the location of an aneurysm or the extent of injury to the aorta, and is determined on an individual basis.

Our heart and vascular specialists are highly skilled in performing all types of aorta repair. Among those treatments performed are:

Other procedures such as angioplasty, atherectomy and stenting may also be used to help treat aortic disease. See our complete list of treatments for heart and vascular diseases.

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