We provide the full spectrum of aortic disease treatment, from emergency care to medical management to surgery. Learn more about:


Emergency Care for Aortic Disease

We provide rapid, effective treatment for emergency cases. University of Maryland ExpressCare is our emergency transport system, bringing patients to our facility quickly so we can provide life-saving treatment. We are in constant contact with UM ExpressCare on the way, so we are ready to begin treatment the minute you arrive, including gathering the necessary specialists. To reach ExpressCare, call 410-328-1234.

We also have a Critical Care Resuscitation Unit so patients get intensive care unit-level care right away.

Medical Management of Aortic Disease

We may prescribe medications to treat a variety of aortic and related conditions, such as uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension). Medications can help decrease the pressure on the vascular system and blood vessel walls. It is critical that you continue taking your medications on a regular basis. Your risk increases immediately when you stop taking the medicine.

In addition, our dedicated hypertension specialist has extensive experience treating patients with hypertension that does not respond to standard medications. These therapies may include medications, procedures or clinical trials not available elsewhere.

Surgical Treatment of Aortic Disease

We are committed to using a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. We perform the full range of endovascular procedures. Surgical treatments include:

  • Endovascular grafting: We repair the aneurysm by making a small incision in your groin and using a catheter to deliver the graft to the aorta. Learn more about endovascular surgery.
  • Hybrid procedures: In our hybrid OR, we perform both open and endovascular procedures in the same setting. This allows us to give you the most effective and least invasive procedure possible.
  • Open surgery: Depending on your condition, we may decide that an open surgery is the approach that twill offer you the optimal results. Certain complex cases, like ascending aneurysms, require an open surgical approach.
  • Neuromonitoring: All surgeries carry some risk. Our team is specially trained to use neuromonitoring during aortic procedures. We monitor your brain and spinal cord function during the surgery to lessen complications and contribute to the success of your surgery.