Collaborative Center for Treating Aortic Diseases

The combined work of experts in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular anesthesia, interventional radiology, and genetics help determine the causes of aortic diseases, such as thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, and to find safer treatments.

Aortic Disease Center
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Aortic Disease


Abdominal aortic aneurysm open repair

A surgical procedure involving an incision in the abdomen to repair an aneurysm using graft material.

Aortic homograft

A procedure in which a damaged aortic valve is replaced with a donor valve.

Aortic root replacement

Replacement of the aortic root without replacement of the aortic valve.

Aortic valve replacement

A procedure in which a damaged aortic valve is replaced with a valve from a human or animal, or a mechanical valve.

Aortic valve surgery

Surgery to repair or replace an aortic valve that is not working correctly.

Balloon aortic valvuloplasty

A method used to temporarily relieve aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) by inflating a balloon within the narrowed valve.

Balloon mitral valvuloplasty

A procedure to thread a balloon into the heart through the femoral vein in the groin to improve blood flow across the mitral valve.

Balloon valvuloplasty

A surgical procedure that utilizes a small balloon to open or widen a narrowed heart valve, without need for open heart surgery.

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)

A type of endovascular surgery used to treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm or thoracic aortic aneurysm.

Endovascular stent graft

A stent graft placed within a damaged aorta without the use of open surgical repair.

Heart valve replacement

Surgery to repair or replace a heart valve.

Mitral valve repair surgery

Surgical repair or replacement of the heart's mitral valve.

Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair

Surgical repair to treat an aneurysm (abnormal enlargement) of the abdominal aorta.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

A less invasive procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis, using an artificial aortic valve.

Tricuspid valve surgery

Surgical treatment to repair or replace the tricuspid valve.

Valvular surgery

Heart valve surgery used to repair or replace diseased heart valves.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at least one week prior to your visit.


  • Return your completed food frequency questionnaire 7-10 days before your visit so that a dietitian can prepare the analysis.
  • Mail or bring any medical or personal records related to previous hospitalizations, cardiovascular risk factor values, and/or treatment.
  • Bring your completed cardiovascular clinic patient questionnaire.
  • Bring the results of any laboratory tests, if requested.
  • Plan on being at the clinic for approximately one to two hours.


International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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