Comprehensive Aortic Program
In Wellstar’s Comprehensive Aortic Program, highly-trained specialists care for people with aortic diseases. We ensure seamless collaboration while providing many treatment options, including minimally-invasive surgery.
Expert Care for Aortic Conditions
These procedures are performed at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, the first in Georgia and the fourth in the nation to receive the highest certification in cardiovascular care — the Comprehensive Cardiac Care Center Certification — by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association.
Less invasive, multidisciplinary careWe understand the diagnosis of an aortic aneurysm can be frightening. We not only treat your condition, but we address your concerns and provide support. Our goal is to see you live a long and healthy life without the burden or fear of your disease.
Our highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team of experts includes cardiovascular surgeons and vascular surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Family practice or internal medicine physicians are also vital in identifying aortic issues and providing information on family history and additional known risk factors of aortic aneurysm.
Our trusted local partner in care is Vascular Surgical Associates, offering expert care from highly trained vascular surgeons and an accredited vascular lab with advanced imaging technology.
State-of-the-art imaging & surveillanceOur physicians use the latest technology to diagnose aortic aneurysms, including cardiac echocardiography, CT, MRI scans and abdominal ultrasound. These advanced technologies ensure a complete view of the aorta to help us customize a treatment plan.
Wellstar uses advanced surveillance technology to identify signs of aortic disease when patients have imaging tests for other reasons. The software automatically scans all CT reports and identifies asymptomatic aneurysms before they become life-threatening emergencies. When an incidental aneurysm is detected, the Comprehensive Aortic Program team coordinates evidence-based care so patients can manage the disease in hopes of preventing an aortic emergency.
The Wellstar Foundation provided financial support to help fund the acquisition and first year of use for the surveillance software.
Conditions We Treat
- Aortic root aneurysm/dissection
- Ascending and aortic arch aneurysm/dissection
- Descending thoracic aneurysm/dissection
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm/dissection
- Peripheral vascular disease