Every Heart Has a Story

Heart Surgeons Dr. Steven Lansman and Dr. David Spielvogel are literally at the heart of lifesaving surgery. The duo has performed more than 70 heart transplants at Westchester Medical Center since 2006.

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World Leaders In Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Welcome to the New York Center for Aortic Surgery, part of the Advanced Physician Services, PC cardiovascular practice of the Westchester Heart and Vascular—offering Westchester, Hudson Valley and New York City residents internationally-recognized diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for the entire range of aortic diseases, heart and heart valve conditions.

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Information for Patients and their Families.

Learn more about the various conditions affecting the heart; aortic aneurysm, other diseases and presentments affecting the mitral valve as well as the customized approach towards heart care employed at New York Center for Aortic Surgery. 

About the Aorta

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New York Center for Aortic Surgery surgeons and cardiologists have a well established reputation—both regionally and nationally—and always rank favorably on local and national lists for cardiovascular care.

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Internationally-renowned Cardiovascular Team.

Our team of internationally-renowned cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are ranked among  the top 10% in the nation for cardiac surgery by HealthGrades. Westchester, Hudson Valley and New York City residents will receive unparalleled diagnosis and comprehensive treatment and post-operative care for a range of cardiac conditions for improved quality of life.

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Aortic Surgery Spotlight

David Spielvogel, MD

Professor, Associate Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery, Director of Heart Transplant

Dr. David Spielvogel is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is well-known among colleagues as an innovator and pioneer of many heart surgery techniques—including aortic arch replacement—widely used in hospitals around the world. Dr. Spielvogel has completed over 150 heart transplants, has implanted an assortment of mechanical assist devices, and completed open surgeries to treat the spectrum of diseases and complications of the heart. Dr. Spielvogel is also a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at New York Medical College.

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Aortic Surgery Spotlight

Steven L. Lansman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College, Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery

While heart transplantation, assist devices, surgery for heart failure and aortic aneurysm surgery remain Dr. Lansmans' special interests, coronary bypass surgery, aortic valve and mitral valve surgery comprise most of his caseload; in these areas, his interests include minimally invasive approaches, OPCAB, and particularly, mitral valve repair procedures.

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Specialized Services

We are the leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart which might require minimally invasive treatments or more detailed surgery.  This includes diseases and conditions of the aorta—such as Marfan Syndrome—as well as conditions affecting the mitral valve.  

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Steven L. Lansman, M.D., Ph.D.