Aortic Disease Program | Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Tampa General Hospital as “High Performing" in Heart & Vascular care, meaning we are ranked in the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for 2023-24. Given the complexity of aortic pathology, the Aortic Disease Program was created to provide comprehensive, evidence-based and individualized patient care using a multidisciplinary approach. Our team of medical professionals have national expertise in the treatment of aortic disease using traditional open and innovative endovascular approaches. Clinical research is critical to our mission, which affords patients access to custom-made endovascular aortic devices through industry-sponsored clinical trials. As such, the Aortic Disease Program team provides comprehensive diagnostics and protocols to treat the simplest to the most complex aortic conditions.

What Sets Us Apart

There are many factors that set TGH’s Aortic Disease Program apart from others, including:

Our Team

Our team includes board-certified cardiac and vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, vascular interventional radiologists and many other medical professionals. Our combined expertise allows us to diagnose and treat a vast range of aortic diseases.

High Volume & High Quality

TGH is a high-volume center for aortic procedures, performing over 400 thoracic and abdominal aortic procedures each year, over 100 of which are custom minimally invasive fenestrated/branched endovascular repairs (FEVAR). Our goal is to deliver the highest quality of care for patients with aortic disease. The volume at our referral center helps us achieve this goal as national data has shown that both high-volume centers and high-volume surgeons lead to better patient outcomes after aortic surgery.

Innovative Technology, Research & Education

Tampa General Hospital is a world-class academic medical center that’s dedicated to innovative technologies, clinical research and education. The Aortic Disease Program is at the forefront of innovation as the program utilizes new artificial intelligence technology and 3D modeling and printing to enhance the success and safety of endovascular surgeries. Through our clinical research initiatives that are presented at regional and national cardiovascular meetings, we help define the future management of aortic disease. Finally, through our postgraduate training programs, we train the next generation of aortic surgeons, a critical mission for the future delivery of healthcare in our country.

Aortic Diseases We Treat

The aorta experts at Tampa General Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute treat the following aortic diseases:

Become a TGH Patient

We understand that managing a heart or vascular condition can be challenging for both you and your family. That's precisely why we've established an environment of excellence within Tampa General Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute. Here, our team of board-certified surgeons and dedicated specialists has access to cutting-edge facilities, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and advanced treatment options. This comprehensive approach allows us to deliver innovative, world-class, patient-centered care, even in the most intricate and high-risk cases. Contact us today or call (813) 844-3900 to become a patient at TGH and to learn more about our Aortic Disease Program.

Tampa General Hospital Among the Most Experienced at Treating Aortic Disease

Dr. Dean Arnaoutakis, Director of the TGH Aortic Disease Program and Vice Chairman of Clinical Research with the Surgery Division of USF Health, joins Tampa Bay's Morning Blend to discuss aortic aneurysms, the risk factors for developing them, and how they are repaired.


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