For Health Professionals

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center’s Aortic Program combines the expertise of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists and cardiovascular anesthesiologists to provide referring physicians and their patients with focused, same-day decisions and treatment options for aortic disease.

Following the mission of our founder, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, we have organized experts in medical management, minimally invasive procedures and open surgical therapy to provide comprehensive evaluation and exemplary treatment of patients with known or suspected aortic disease.
Medical Management
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aortic dissection
  • Connective tissue/Marfan Syndrome
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA)

Minimally Invasive
  • Aortic thoracic and abdominal aneurysm repairs
  • Aortic dissection
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
    • TEVAR
    • EVAR
    • FEVAR
  • Hybrid procedures (de-branching)
  • TAA and AAA stent repair
  • Total percutaneous procedures

Open Surgical
  • Aortic arch disease
  • Aortic foot repair
  • Ascending aortic repair
  • Complex AAA
  • Thoraco-abdominal (TAAA) repair

Acute Aortic Emergencies
  • Aortic dissection
    • Malperfusion syndromes
  • Intramural hematoma
  • Penetratic aortic ulcers
  • Ruptured aortic aneurysms

Innovative Aortic Therapies
  • Advanced intraoperative imaging (Cone Beam CT)
  • Branch stent grafting
    • Fenestrated stent graft
  • Dynamic MR and CT aortic imaging
  • Endovascular robotics
  • Ferraheme (renal protection)
  • Neurologic/brain protection program

Research Therapies
  • Fenestrated
  • P-Branch
  • Endovascular repair for Type A dissection
  • Single-side branch aortic device

At the Houston Methodist Aortic Program, we apply leading-edge diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to provide individual treatment options for your patient. As a referring physician, you have the choice of:

  • Consult only (first or second opinion)
  • Consult and follow-up (shared patient care)
  • Referral for intervention

To refer a patient, contact us: 
By phone: 713.441.5200
Online: Complete our online referral form

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Aortic Program offers additional resources for referring physicians and health professionals:

Aortic Publications

Aortic Program
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
6550 Fannin St. 
Smith Tower, 14th Floor
Scheduling: 832.982.0886