Innovative Treatments for Aneurysm

Recognized leaders, innovative treatments

A cardiothoracic surgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital developed a new surgical technique to repair aortic arch aneurysms that greatly reduces the risk of brain damage. The procedure, called normothermic antegrade sequential complete arch resection (NASCAR), eliminates the need to lower the body's temperature and stop blood flow to the brain during surgery.

We were the first in the region to repair abdominal and thoracic aneurysms with stent grafts. We also have more experience with stent grafts than any team in the region.

Cardiovascular anesthesiologists on our team are trained and certified in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). These specialists use TEE to help guide stent placement.

Expertise at Every Level

Our multidisciplinary team can treat aneurysms in any part of the body outside the brain. Team members are recognized leaders in specialties that include:

Our team also includes dedicated, experienced nurse practitioners, nurses and physician assistants to assure continuity of care.