Medical Services related to Michael J Shea MD

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

We have significant experience treating not only straightforward abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), but those that require complex or hybrid techniques.

Aortic Aneurysm


The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center offers both open heart surgery and minimally invasive treatments for aortic aneurysm.

Aortic Disease

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Aortic Disease program began in 1995 and has a long history of treating all types of aortic disease.

Aortic Dissection


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.

Aortic Valve Disease


We offer multiple treatments for aortic valve disease, including both open-heart surgery and TAVR for those who are at risk for open surgery.

Arteriosclerotic Aortic Disease


University of Michigan Aortic Disease Program treats all kinds of arterial disease, including arteriosclerotic aortic disease (hardening of the arteries).

Enlarged Aorta

Patients diagnosed with an enlarged aorta will likely have many questions about the condition: How big is too big? When should I be worried? What does “watchful waiting” mean? Are there any early warning signs before it bursts? Most of the answers to these questions depend on a variety of factors, including age and body size, medical history, and the position and size of the aorta, among others.

Frequently Asked Questions: Aortic Disease

Common questions and answers about aortic disease, including aortic valve disease, aortic aneurysms, enlarged aorta, and aortic valve disease. Includes appointment and insurance information.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm


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 Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

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.