Aortic Disease

Aortic Arch Aneurysm Repairs

Elective and Emergency Elephant Trunk Procedures: Volume

2015 – 2019

Cleveland Clinic surgeons carefully monitor patients with aortic aneurysms to determine when surgery is needed. Elective surgery to repair aneurysms in the aortic arch is less complex than emergency surgery; however, the procedure requires expert care to achieve the best outcomes possible. Cleveland Clinic surgeons consistently perform a high volume of these operations with outcomes that are among the best in the world.

Data from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

In 2019, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 62 elective and 54 emergency elephant trunk procedures.