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Our Approach to Treating

Aortic Aneurysm

At NYU Langone, our cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons collaborate to determine the best treatment for an aortic aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening bulge in the aorta, the body’s largest artery. If surgery is required to repair the aneurysm, our cardiothoracic surgeons, who manage heart and chest conditions, and vascular surgeons, who specialize in conditions affecting the arteries and veins, perform innovative procedures at the Center for Complex Aortic Disease and our other NYU Langone heart programs.

NYU Langone is among the few medical centers where surgeons are experts in the use of custom-fitted fenestrated stent grafts, which are devices used to repair aortic aneurysms located near arterial branches without impacting the blood supply to major organs.

Specialists at the Joan and Joel Smilow Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center at NYU Langone’s nationally renowned Rusk Rehabilitation provide comprehensive rehabilitation services designed for people who have had surgery for cardiovascular conditions, including an aortic aneurysm.

Treatment for Aortic Aneurysm

Treatment for an aortic aneurysm can include watchful waiting, medication, or surgery. Our team of highly trained surgeons performs both minimally invasive and open aneurysm repair.

Our Research and Education in Aortic Aneurysm

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.