Why University of Chicago Medicine?
Patient-centered care in a world-class environment.
There are many options when it comes to deciding where to have surgery. By choosing a UCM physician, you are choosing to see a physician who is part of a world-class university where the pursuit of knowledge is vitally important. Our clinicians are focused on patient-centered care, care that is tailored specifically to the needs of each patient. To this end, our team not only uses the latest technology but also studies and adapts new technologies for the best use in the care of individual patients.
At UCM, we ensure that you receive the information about your disease or condition that will allow you to make an informed decision. We want you to get the information that you need to make the best decision for you. Deciding when to offer new innovations to specific patients is what makes a physician a great physician, and we are confident that our team will help you make the best decision about your surgical care.
The Aortic Team
For decades, physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine have specialized in the care and management of patients with every type of aortic disease. To ensure a rapid and coordinated response as well as the delivery of outstanding care for these patients, we have created the University of Chicago Center for Aortic Diseases.
The Center consists of a multidisciplinary team of cardiac and vascular surgeons, endovascular specialists, cardiovascular anesthesiologists, cardiologists, vascular radiologists, nurse practitioners and social workers. The Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and leading-edge interventions with compassionate care for the following aortic conditions:
Advanced Treatment Options
We offer the most advanced therapies, including minimally invasive interventions, to ensure that patients achieve the best outcomes possible:
We are experienced in treating patients who are otherwise considered at an increased risk due to coexisting conditions and other factors, as well as for those requiring complex aortic reinterventions.
Our team is also highly skilled in caring for patients with Marfan syndrome and other congenital conditions that require careful monitoring and treatment planning. Specific strategies are available for Jehovah’s Witnesses to reduce the need for blood transfusions.
Arranging a Consultation
Our team is always available--24 hours a day, seven days a week (733-702-2500)--to coordinate urgent, emergent and elective transfers at the local, regional, national and international levels. Our Transfer Center is available to make arrangements for immediate transfer through the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network.
Outpatients requests for appointments will be met within 5 working days.
How Can We Help You?
Ask Our Experts
Submit your non-urgent questions regarding your aortic, heart, and vascular conditions via email to our expert team of doctors.