The Aortic Center

Providing extraordinary aortic care.

Directed by the thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons of Carolina Cardiac Surgery Associates, our team at the Palmetto Health Aortic Center offers the most advanced technologies and treatments available for the aorta.

Our services include:

  • Acute and chronic aortic dissections
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Arch aortic aneurysms
  • Ascending aortic aneurysms
  • Descending thoracic aneurysms
  • Iliac aneurysms
  • Pseudoaneurysms of the aorta
  • Visceral artery aneurysms
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Occlusive disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms

Individuals diagnosed with an aneurysm by their primary care physician or cardiologist can receive state-of-the-art care at the Aortic Center. Our physicians create a plan of treatment based on individual needs, including diagnostic testing, medications, or surgery. Surgeries we perform range from high-risk, complex cardiothoracic surgery to minimally invasive, endograph procedures.

Contact the Aortic Center at 803-765-0871.

Our Physicians

We have provided care to thousands of patients with these conditions. Our focused approach allows them to best treat and manage each patient's condition, as well as educate them on their lifelong management of aortic disease. 

Ryan Burke, MD

J. Ryan Burke, MD, graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens. He earned his Doctor of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta. Following his general surgery residency, Dr. Burke remained at Emory to complete a fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Burke specialized in endovascular surgery. He joined Carolina Cardiac Surgery Associates in 2007. His clinical interests include open and endovascular aortic repair and valve surgery. He performed the first Impella 5.0 implant in South Carolina. Dr. Burke is co-director of the Valve Center at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.

Jeff Martin, MD

Jeffery Martin, MD, graduated from the University of Georgia. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Martin completed a three-year residency in thoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center before joining Carolina Cardiac Surgery Associates. He performed the first HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device (LAVD) implant in Columbia.

Scott Petit, MD

Scott J. Petit, MD earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his general surgery internship and residency and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship and residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He joined Carolina Cardiac Surgery Associates in 2001. Dr. Petit’s interests include minimally invasive valve surgery and thoracoscopic lung surgery. Dr. Petit performed the first Heartport mitral valve surgery in South Carolina.

Reid Tribble, MD

Reid W. Tribble, MD, graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and earned his Doctor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed a residency in general surgery at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his thoracic and cardiovascular residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, and joined Carolina Cardiac Surgery Associates in 1995. Dr. Tribble has a special interest in aortic surgery, mitral valve repair, and all areas of peripheral vascular surgery.

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