Aortic pathology (thoracic aneurysm)

Spectrum Health is a high-volume center for aortic disease and acute Type A aortic dissections. We serve as a quaternary referral center for complex cases and provide medical and surgical expertise from endovascular repair to open surgical approach. Patients are closely monitored in our Aortic Clinic to identify if repair is needed. A multidisciplinary cardiac and vascular aortic surgery team follows and handles long-term management of all aortic pathology including the following:

    • Aneurysm
    • Aortic root disease
    • Dissection
    • Intramural hematoma
    • Penetrating ulcer

    Spectrum Health is one of the highest performers for aortic dissections in the state of Michigan. Spectrum Health has over 30 years of experience and has performed 280 aortic dissections from 2011-2021.

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    Aneurysm surgery diagragm

    Spectrum Health’s rapid response protocols get patients to the operating room quickly, which aids in improving mortality.

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