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
For your most burning questions about aortic surgery itself, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked:
- Before Aortic Surgery FAQ
- Aortic Surgery Operation FAQ
- After Aortic Surgery FAQ
- Questions to Ask Your Aortic Surgeon
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.
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.