Aortic Aneurysm Clinic

Aortic Aneurysm Clinic Of San Antonio a division of CardioThoracic Surgical Associates

Mission

History: Since 1971, Dr. Smith has had research and clinical interests in the thoracic aorta and surgery of the aortic valve and root.  Dr. Smith was part of the St. Jude Medical group involved in developing biologic aortic root prosthesis. He serves as a structural heart disease consultant with Medtronic in proctoring other surgeons in bioroot prosthesis implantation.  Recognizing that acute dissections of the aorta represent a great challenge to cardiac surgeons, Dr. Smith has taken special interest in developing new techniques to deal with these life threatening challenges.  Dr. Smith’s results were presented to the Texas Surgical Society in October 2012, regarding his findings with the recent technical modifications.

Hours: 24 hour Source line available for Acute or Chronic Aortic and cardiac pathology at: 210-616-0008