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At the Forefront of Medicine
The University of Chicago's Center for Aortic Diseases (UCCAD) is one of the largest aortic programs in the region. It is the result of a focused effort by the University of Chicago Medicine to offer state-of-the-art care to patients with complex aortic disease.
UCCAD has assembled a world-class group of clinicians and scientists dedicated to the diagnosis and management of complex aortic conditions including:
- Ascending Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Arch Aneurysms
- Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
- Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
To achieve the best outcomes, our clinicians use cutting-edge technologies, including:
Ross Milner, MD
Center for Aortic Disease
Patients: For consultations with our team, call 1-855-808-2223 or request an appointment online. We are committed to providing you with an appointment within 5 business days of your call. If you have questions in the meantime, please Ask Our Experts.
Physicians: To discuss a patient with a physician or facilitate a transfer to the University of Chicago Medicine, contact us at 1-855-808-2223. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a weeks, to assist in the care of your patients and to coordinate urgent, emergent and elective transfers at the local, regional, national and international levels.
Arrangements for air transfer within 200 miles of Chicago is available via University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN).
Ask our Experts
Send your non-urgent questions regarding your aortic, heart, and vascular conditions via email directly to our expert team of doctors.
In the News
Vascular surgeons get superior EVAR results, study finds. Read more!
Drs. Ross Milner and Darwin Eton have been designated as Distinguished Reviewers for the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Congratulations!
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