The Aortic Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center is East Tennessee’s referral center for abdominal aortic aneurysm and thoracic aortic aneurysm care.
Our regional referral practice is designed to provide easy and timely access for the evaluation and treatment of aortic aneurysms and other abnormalities of the aorta. The center combines unique resources with experienced specialists that provide compassionate care to patients. Our team of surgeons and clinical staff work closely together to ensure the best possible treatment for patients. As the region’s preferred hospital for the treatment of aortic disorders we strive to set the standard for quality care. Program highlights that allow the Aortic Center to provide unsurpassed leadership in the care of patients with aneurismal disease include:
The Aortic Center offers treatment for emergent and non-emergent diseases of the aorta such as:
Aortic aneurysms are weakened blood vessels. They get their name because they occur most often in the aorta. The aorta is the main artery of the chest and abdomen. It carries blood from the heart to all parts of the body.
As the wall weakens part of the blood vessel balloons. The aneurysm may grow larger and eventually rupture if it is not diagnosed and treated.
Less than 25 percent of people will survive if their aneurysm ruptures.
If you have any of these risk factors or additional concerns, please contact us at the number above.