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Aortic Surgery Program

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Interim Surgical Director, Aortic Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Welcome to the Aortic Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYPH/Columbia). Our multidisciplinary group is dedicated to the medical and surgical management of complex aortic disease. We offer expertise in all types of acute and chronic aortic problems including:

At NYPH/Columbia's Aortic Surgery Program, we offer cutting-edge surgical care for both elective and emergency aortic procedures. We are actively researching the causes of, and new treatment alternatives for, serious aortic disease. We offer long-term follow up care, particularly for patients with residual dissections or connective tissue disorders.

We also work in concert with our colleagues in the Division of Vascular Surgery to offer definitive management of thoracoabdominal aortic reconstruction (endovascular stent grafting and open repair).
For information about abdominal aortic aneurysms, please read here.

Facts about the Columbia Aortic Surgery Program:

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If you suspect an aortic emergency, call the Aortic Emergency Hotline: 212.305.4980.

Columbia University Medical Center NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Patient Clinician Researcher