About Our Program
Treating aortic disease is complicated, requiring a thorough understanding of medical and surgical treatment of diseases affecting the thoracic and abdominal aorta. MUSC's renowned team of aortic specialists includes cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists and cardiologists, along with a large team of support staff, technicians and nurses.
MUSC was the first hospital in South Carolina to offer abdominal aortic stent graft or Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), a minimally invasive alternative treatment to traditional surgery for aortic aneurysms. We continue this trend of providing the best and latest care to our patients and are the only center in South Carolina to offer minimally invasive repair of more challenging aortic aneurysms involving the arteries to the kidneys, or other abdominal organs that could not be treated with stent grafts until now (Fenestrated EVAR).
- Aneurysms that cross from the thoracic to the abdominal aorta – thus called, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms of TAAA
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms limited to the abdominal aorta, including those that involve the blood supply to the kidneys or other abdominal organs
- Complicated aortic surgery cases, including difficult infections and previous aortic repairs
- Dissections or disruptions of the thoracic aorta from underlying disease or trauma
All patient needs — from diagnosis to treatment and recovery — are met in one location at MUSC's state-of-the-art Ashley River Tower.