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Aortic Disease Program

high performing indicator abdominalaneurismrepairThe MaineHealth Aortic Disease Program provides comprehensive care and state-of-the-art surgical procedures for patients with a wide range of aortic diseases and conditions.

Our team of multidisciplinary experts—including vascular and cardiac surgeons, geneticists and cardiologists—work together to centralize care of aortic pathologies. Patients who are appropriate candidates for care with the Aortic Disease Program benefit from our specialists’ shared decision-making and streamlined approach to care.


We diagnose and treat a wide range of aortic conditions and diseases such as:

Genetic Aortopathies

Aortic Aneurysms

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
    • Ascending aortic aneurysm
    • Aortic arch aneurysm
    • Descending aneurysm
  • Thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of branch vessels
  • Saccular aneurysms

Other Aortic Pathologies

  • Thoracic dissections, including
    • Ascending
    • Arch
    • Descending
  • Occlusive pathology
    • Intralumenal thrombosis
    • Atheroma
  • Arteritis
    • Inflammatory pathologies
    • Giant cell aortitis
    • Infective aortitis
  • Intramural hematoma
  • Penetrating aortic ulcer

Services include:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair & replacement

Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair

Residency Program

Maine Medical Center’s integrated vascular surgery residency program is designed to provide graduated, incremental training in both vascular and core general surgery throughout the course of the program.

Provider Referrals

If you are a provider who would like to refer a patient for MaineHealth aortic disease services, please review our referral guidelines and call 207-66-AORTA (207-662-6782).