Aortic Center of the Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery

Our aortic center provides a collaborative, round-the-clock multidisciplinary care model for patients with complex aortic diseases and acute aortic emergencies. Available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, our center offers:

  • Multidisciplinary team approach, including experts in the fields of cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, radiology and genetics.
  • Individualized treatment plans customized to the patient’s anatomy and underlying pathology, allowing for outstanding outcomes.
  • Full range of diagnostic, treatment (endovascular and minimally-invasive surgical interventions) and support services for those individuals with any type of aortic disease.
  • Access to the latest technology and advanced cardiac and thoracic imaging
  • Immediate availability for new consultations
  • Marfan syndrome expertise
  • Second opinion capabilities
  • 24/7 access and availability to respond to emergencies, while working closely with referring provider to provide a comprehensive and coordinated plan.
  • Follow-up appointments with patients and their families based on individual patient risk and the latest research guidelines to discuss the patient’s own aortic pathology.

What is Aortic Disease?

The aorta is the most important artery in your body as it carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to all the vital organs. When affected by disease, the aorta can split (dissection) or dilate (aneurysm) and in either case, the rupture may have fatal results.

Key Takeaways

  • Aneurysms are a progressive disease that require monitoring with regular checkups.
  • 95% of aortic aneurysms come without a warning. A patient will not have any symptoms until a major aortic event (death, dissection or rupture) happens.
  • Timely intervention is warranted because once an aortic complication occurs (dissection or rupture) short-and long-term patient results diminish rapidly.

For more information about Aortic Surgery or to Contact the Aortic Center

Prior to scheduling an appointment, you will need a referral from your cardiologist. To contact our aortic center, please call 1-833-926-7842 or fill out the form below.

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Aortic Conditions Treated

Our aortic center provides the most advanced care for all types of aortic diseases. These include but are not limited to:

Aortic Procedures Offered by Our Aortic Center

Our aortic center provides a tailored approach to each patient’s care. This includes conventional surgery and new, minimally-invasive procedures. In addition to scheduled aortic procedures, we also provide treatment for emergent and life-threatening aneurysms.

Based on your diagnosis, your surgeon will discuss the best treatment options. Some of these options may include:

  • Valve sparing aortic root replacement (patient keeps their own valve)
  • Aortic root replacement with mechanical or bioprosthetic conduits
  • Complex Aortic valve repair including Bicuspid valve repair
  • Valve replacement
  • Total aortic arch replacement or Hemiarch replacement
  • Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic aneurysm surgery with open or endovascular technique

Multidisciplinary Expert Care

Ioannis Loumiotis, MDAt the center of our aortic center is one of New Jersey’s only specialty-trained aortic surgeons, Ioannis Loumiotis, MD, who has a multidisciplinary approach for diagnosing and treating patients with varying cardiovascular conditions, including conditions affecting the aorta. Specifically, he has vast experience and expertise in treating complex aortic pathologies involving every part of the aorta extending from the aortic root to the aortic bifurcation.

multidisciplinary careCore members of our multidisciplinary team includes experts in the fields of cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, radiology and genetics.

Access to Advanced Aortic Imaging

Accurate imaging is fundamental to establish a diagnosis of aortic disease and determine if and when a procedure is warranted. Our center is able to provide these services, which include:

Our center uses these advanced technologies to ensure we’re getting a complete view of the patient’s anatomy. This allows our team of experts to create a detailed, personalized care plan to best fit your needs.

Aortic Center Offers 24/7 Care

The team is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies like aortic dissections. For urgent care at any time, please call 1-833-926-7842.

Access to a Second Opinion for Aortic Disease

If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition, it is essential to consider every alternative. Our team is happy to provide that second look for you and your loved ones. A second opinion can ease your mind, possibly prevent an unnecessary procedure, or provide you with an alternative option to consider. To contact our aortic center, please call 1-833-926-7842.

Access to Genetic Testing at Our Aortic Center

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with an aortic condition, it may be a result of a heritable heart and vascular disorder. In our clinic, we offer testing and consultation for those patients suspected of having a genetic predisposition for aortic complications. To contact our aortic center and inquire about our aortic genetic testing program, please call 1-833-926-7842.

Patient Stories

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