Aortic surgery


The Royal Free London aortic team focus on a specific part of vascular surgery, the aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in your body. It arises from the left ventricle of the heart and extends down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). The aorta distributes blood to all parts of the body.

The aortic team specialise in the treatment of aortic problems, such as an aneurysm (dilatation of the aorta) or a split along its length. We perform elective and non-elective (emergency) surgery and work closely with other specialists to get our patients back to full health. Our team follow patients from the beginning of their referral through their care to the point of discharge and further follow up. Our goal is to ensure that every patient gets world class care and an exceptional patient experience.

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  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street 
    NW3 2QG


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If you or a patient you care for seek an opinion from the aortic team, we're happy to help. Please email your details to This email address is not for emergency consultations.

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