The Future of Aortic Surgery

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Dr. Grayson Wheatley

CardioVascular Surgeon

Nashville, Tennessee


We treat the following conditions:

  • Ascending aortic aneurysms ("heart aneurysm")

  • Aortic root aneurysms ("heart valve")

  • Aortic valve disorders (bicuspid, stenosis and insufficiency)

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms ("TAA" or "chest/back aneurysm")

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms ("AAA" or "stomach aneurysm")

  • Aortic arch aneurysms ("neck aneurysm")

  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms ("TAAA")

  • Aortic dissections ("tear or rip in the aorta")

  • Aortic coractation (a "pinch" or narrowing of the aorta)

  • Traumatic aortic transections

  • Penetrating aortic ulcers

  • Intramural hematomas

  • Marfan Syndrome

  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

  • Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm


We perform the following life-saving aortic surgery procedures:

  • Open heart surgery

  • Valve-sparing aortic root replacement

  • Aortic valve repair and replacement

  • Ascending aortic aneurysm repair

  • TEVAR (minimally invasive "aortic stent" in the chest)

  • EVAR (minimally invasive "aortic stent" in the stomach/abdomen)

  • Fenestrated EVAR and Chimney EVAR

  • Open abdominal aneurysm repair

  • Aortic arch repair with hypothermic circulatory arrest

  • Hybrid arch repair (minimally invasive)

  • Emergency aortic surgery for aortic dissections and aortic aneurysms

  • TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement)

  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

  • Frozen elephant trunk procedure

  • Aorto-bifemoral bypass grafting

  • Iliac artery aneurysm endovascular repair (stent)

  • Repair of sinus of valsalva aneurysm

Request a consultation with Dr. Wheatley: 1-615-934-5951

most insurance plans accepted

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Dr. Grayson Wheatley, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Nashville, Tennessee, specializing in aortic surgery including TEVAR, EVAR, TAVR and open heart surgery and aneurysm repair.

I’m Dr. Grayson Wheatley, a triple-board certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, who specializes in caring for patients with aortic diseases including aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections and aortic valve diseases as well as all other types of open heart surgery.  I offer comprehensive treatments for aortic disease including open heart surgery and open aortic aneurysm surgery along with newer minimally-invasive endovascular stent-grafting of aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections.


I began my career in Phoenix, Arizona at the world-famous Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital. I spent 10 years working with Dr. Edward B. Diethrich who is universally recognized as being responsible for pioneering many of the endovascular aortic procedures we use today.


Previously, I was Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Programs and Surgical Director of the TAVR program at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am committed to education, and have personally trained over 30 surgeons and countless medical students, in addition to giving lectures about aortic surgery to physicians all over the world.


My treatment philosophy is simple. Because I offer both endovascular and open surgery of the entire aorta (thoracic/chest and abdominal/stomach), I can customize the necessary treatment for each patient and make a balanced and thoughtful recommendation about the best treatment option for you.  In addition, as an internationally-recognized leader in aortic procedures, I can offer cutting-edge surgical and interventional options that few medical centers can provide.  I am also involved in new clinical research trials which allows me to offer new treatments, oftentimes before they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


Feel free to call us to request a consultation or send us an email with your comments and I will get back to you.

Request a consultation with Dr. Wheatley: 1-615-934-5951

most insurance plans accepted

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*Self-referrals and Second Opinions Welcome


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