Aortic Center Guides & Resources

Though you may find some answers in a diagnosis of aortic disease, it will most likely lead to more questions. For many of the most frequently asked questions, we’ve developed some guides and resources to help you along your journey, from first diagnosis through post-operative follow-up and beyond.

What to Expect FAQ

If you’re curious about the aorta and the various factors that may lead to aortic valve disease, we’ve compiled some FAQ on both the Aorta and on Aortic Valve Disease.

For your most burning questions about aortic surgery itself, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked: 

If you are wondering about our outcomes, we’ve also compiled some of our numbers and what typically happens with those we treat:

Surgery at The Aorta Center

More information, including directions to Milstein Hospital Building, where the Aortic Center is located, and general tips about the surgical experience at Columbia University Medical Center, are included below.

Patient Stories

If you are wondering what it is like to be treated at the Aortic Center, we would like to direct you to those that know best – our patients themselves. 

Two of our favorites, Luisa’s Story and Greg’s Story, involve an autoimmune disease and an emergency aortic dissection, respectively, showing the full spectrum of how aortic disease develops and what we can do to treat it.

Resources for healthcare professionals

Watch our faculty bring you up to speed on the latest developments in the management of aortic conditions.