Aortic Dissection or Aneurysm - NorthStarr Cardiothoracic Surgery

Aortic Dissection or Aneurysm

Aortic dissection or aneurysm refers to a tear in the wall of the aorta (dissection) or an enlargement in the aorta (aneurysm). We perform thoracic aortic repair, which involves removing the affected area of the aorta and replacing it with a graft. After surgery, blood pressure control is of utmost importance, and we assist and prescribe medications for patients with the goal of maintaining the best control of their blood pressure possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this procedure typically take? 
Typically around 4-5 hours

How long will I be in the hospital?
Usually 5-7 days

Will I need to follow up?
You will follow up with us after surgery either in our office or via video teleconference 1-2 weeks after leaving the hospital. You will also need follow up with your cardiologist or PCP long term.

Will I need to take any new medications?
You may have some new medications, especially for blood pressure following surgery.

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