Aortic Disease

Aortic Arch Aneurysm Repairs

Elective and Emergency Elephant Trunk Procedures: Volume

2016 – 2020

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.

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

In 2020, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 65 elective and 65 emergency elephant trunk procedures.