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Providence Comprehensive Aortic Center


Providence Comprehensive Aortic Center

Expert multidisciplinary care spanning the entire spectrum of aortic pathologies

The Providence Comprehensive Aortic Center features a multidisciplinary team of cardiac and vascular surgeons that provide the most advanced care for all types of aortic diseases, including aneurysms, dissections and genetic disorders.

As regional and national leaders in cardiovascular surgery, our team of aortic specialists offer accurate diagnosis, triage and the latest in advanced aortic treatments. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Occlusive disease of the aorta and its branches
  • Renal and visceral occlusive disease
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Thoracic aneurysm
Optimizing care, saving lives

The Providence Comprehensive Aortic Center in Portland, Oregon provides streamlined care and rapid transport to Providence St. Vincent or Providence Portland Medical Center for patients with aortic emergencies. Our expertise spans the entire spectrum of diagnostic imaging, multispecialty collaboration between cardiac and vascular surgeons, and the latest advancements in open surgical and endovascular therapy for diseases of the aorta.

Rapid and patient-centered care when it matters most

Our aortic alert system activates our clinical care team to provide emergency transport to our facility, where we have state-of-the-art operating suites equipped to provide rapid and efficient patient-centered care.

What is aortic disease and why is it important?

In the United States, 5-7% of people over the age of 60 have aortic aneurysms and 15,000 of these patients will die each year from rupture. Many more are affected by other forms of aortic disease, including aortic dissections, occlusive disease (atherosclerosis) or genetic disorders. Our unique multidisciplinary program blends the best of both cardiac and vascular surgery to empower us to treat an extensive array of life-threatening aortic conditions.

The forefront of knowledge and expertise

The Providence Comprehensive Aortic Center is a regional and national leader in cardiovascular surgery. Our center is actively involved multiple research initiatives and clinical trials aimed at further advancing the field of aortic surgery and providing patients the best possible care.

Comprehensive means we have and do it all, for you

We appreciate that every patient is unique. So is their aortic anatomy. Life-threatening aortic diseases require dedicated and patient-specific evaluation to match the appropriate treatment with the appropriate goals of the patient. Our aortic specialists are experts in crafting such a suitable treatment solution for every patient and anatomy alike.

As part of the Providence Heart Institute, we have a collaborative partnership with a host of medical specialists (cardiologists, radiologists, rheumatologists, nephrologists) and ancillary services (physical therapy) to further advance your care. We strive to forge this challenging time alongside every patient as a partner and we prioritize open and honest communication with all members of this team, including family and referring providers.

The Providence Aortic team of experts is eager to partner with you in the care of your patients with aortic disease.

Our large clinical volume, state-of-the art facilities, active participation in multiple ongoing aortic clinical trials and collaboration between our vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons enable us to provide the most comprehensive care to our patients. We treat the complete spectrum of aortic pathologies along the entire distribution of the aorta. Our surgeons are recognized as regional and national leaders in contemporary aortic surgery, including open, hybrid, and advanced endovascular aortic reconstructions.

We provide immediate access to lifesaving care for patients in need of emergent treatment across the West Coast. To initiate this emergency response system, please call the Providence Transfer Center: 888-777-9599.

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