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Center for Aortic Disease

Director:Derek Ralph Brinster, MD
Phone: 212-434-6030
Fax: 212-434-6789

130 East 77th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10075

The Center for Aortic Disease delivers advanced open and endovascular (minimally invasive) aortic care. The Center is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of heart surgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, intensivists, anesthesiologists and nurses.

The Center for Aortic Disease brings together these specialists to provide the best, most advanced care possible for your condition. Utilizing state of the art imaging available only at Lenox Hill Hospital (4 dimensional fusion imaging) with advanced open surgical techniques and endovascular procedures allows optimal medical care.

As a patient, you will receive compassionate, individualized care from the entire medical team and staff. Our goal is to provide exceptional care with exceptional quality. Please contact us for an appointment or to discuss your care.

The Center for Aortic Disease at North Shore-LIJ Health System is located at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York and at the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. The North Shore-LIJ Health System is the largest health system in New York State, and one of the largest in the nation.

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Services & Treatments

Comprehensive services and treatments offered by the Center include:

  • Aortic Surveillance Program
  • Family Screening
  • Genetic evaluation
  • State-of-the-Art diagnostic tools
  • Non-operative treatments
    • Lifestyle modification
    • Medical management
  • Operative treatments
    • Aortic arch repair
    • Aortic root repair
    • Descending aorta repair
    • Thoracoabdominal aorta repair
    • Valve-sparing aortic root repair
  • Minimally invasive treatments
    • Hybrid operations