We have significant experience treating not only straightforward abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), but those that require complex or hybrid techniques.
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The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center offers both open heart surgery and minimally invasive treatments for aortic aneurysm.
University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Aortic Disease program began in 1995 and has a long history of treating all types of aortic disease.
Our mortality rate for open acute aortic dissection repairs is 5.4 percent over the past 5 years, much less than the national average of 25 percent.
We offer multiple treatments for aortic valve disease, including both open-heart surgery and TAVR for those who are at risk for open surgery.
We treat connective tissue disorders including Marfan's syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome, which can affect the aorta.
University of Michigan Aortic Disease Program treats all kinds of arterial disease, including arteriosclerotic aortic disease (hardening of the arteries).
The team of physicians of the Multidisciplinary Aortic Program at the University of Michigan are the most experienced in the state and our clinic is one of the largest in the country, providing our patients with the newest therapies and surgical techniques for all types of aortic diseases.
University of Michigan Thoracic Aortic Program is one of the largest in the country, with low mortality rates for even complex thoracic aortic surgeries.
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is a minimally invasive option to conventional open surgery for patients suffering from thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) who are not optimal candidates for traditional open repair. TEVAR can shorten hospital stays and reduce recovery periods. The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center’s surgical team has more than two decades of experience performing TEVAR procedures and provides comprehensive care to patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms as well as to all aortic patients, including those who are high-risk.