St. Luke's-Roosevelt Aneurysm Center
Dr. George Todd , world-renowned expert in the clinical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, joined the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Department of Surgery as the Walter Wichern Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2000. With his arrival, a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the treatment of aneurysms was established at SLR. The center treats patients with aneurysms involving the abdominal aorta , as well as the thoracic aorta with the latest surgical technologies including minimally invasive stent-grafting and robotically assisted surgery. Aneurysms involving other blood vessels within the abdomen, neck, brain, arms and legs are also treated with these minimally invasive techniques.
Under Dr. Todd's direction, a multidisciplinary staff has been organized which includes vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, ultrasound technicians and world renowned scientists in the area of vascular biology and biomedical engineering. Basic science research has been expanded with the enhancement of surgical science laboratories at St. Luke's Hospital. An active clinical outcomes and clinical trials arm of our aneurysm research is spear-headed by Dr. John C. Lantis, Division of Vascular Surgery