Dr Teng Lee in hybrid OR


All surgeries carry risks of complications, all of which are discussed at length between patients and their surgeons prior to an operation. As part of an academic medical institution, the Center for Aortic Disease has access to the latest technology and research to treat the disease and prevent complications. 

The University of Maryland Center for Aortic Disease is one of the few programs to use neuromonitoring to lower the risk of complications during thoracic and abdominal aortic surgeries. Surgical teams use electroencephalograms (EEGs) and motor and sensory evoked potentials to monitor the brain and spinal cord. 

The team uses retrograde brain perfusion during Type A aortic dissection repairs to decrease the risk of stroke. Hybrid operating rooms are uniquely armed with advanced on-table CT scanners to confirm the exact location of blood vessels during procedures. These on-table CT scanners are available at a limited number of hospitals around the country, and UMMC is home to five. 

To schedule an appointment at the Center for Aortic Disease, please call 410-328-4771.

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