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UCLA is home to some of the nation’s top experts in complex aortic conditions. Our cardiac and vascular surgeons have unmatched expertise in the treatment of aortic disease and have pioneered many of the surgical approaches that are the gold standard in aortic care today. Because of our reputation in providing exceptional care through the latest technologies and procedures, the UCLA Aortic Center attracts patients with complex aortic conditions from around the world.
Complete Aortic Care at UCLA
At UCLA, we strive to provide our patients with personalized care throughout their medical journey. No matter your aortic condition, our expert team will guide you through diagnosis, treatment and follow up to provide you with the best result.
Advanced Imaging For Fast Diagnosis at UCLA
Accurate imaging of the aorta is vital to the diagnosis and management of all aortic disease. The UCLA Aortic Center provides access to the most advanced technology on the market, which offers unmatched precision in detecting aortic abnormalities. We are among the first in the country with a new dual-source 128-detector CAT scan that enables our physicians to quickly capture detailed imaging data with a significantly reduced radiation dose UCLA’s latest large magnet MRI scanner allows for dynamic imaging, detecting changes in the aorta that would otherwise go unnoticed. Learn more about our full range of imaging tests.
World Leaders in Minimally Invasive Treatment for Aortic Disorders
At UCLA, we offer a complete array of the latest minimally invasive techniques, some of which have been pioneered in our operating rooms by our expert team. Patients suffering from complex aortic disorders can benefit from less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries thanks to these types of surgeries. Our minimally invasive procedures include:
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
- Endovascular repair
- Fenestrated endovascular repair
- Hybrid repair
Medical therapy plays an important role in treatment of certain types of aortic disease. Our physicians are dedicated to providing on-going evaluation of our patients including surveillance imaging, stress testing, behavioral counseling and medications that help to stop the progression of aortic disease.