Surgeries | The Marfan Foundation

Surgeries

If you are living with Marfan syndrome or a related disorder, it’s possible that you will need an operation at some point in your medical journey, either in response to a health problem or to prevent a future complication.

There are many ways Marfan syndrome or related disorders can affect you, and everyone’s situation is different. That’s why it’s important to understand your own medical situation and learn about the surgical options before you need to make any decisions about your care.

If you do need an operation, we encourage you to seek a surgeon who has experience with Marfan syndrome. Having a connective tissue disorder presents special challenges. Surgeons who have dealt with Marfan syndrome before are best able to anticipate the problems that can arise during an operation and deal with them so that you have the best possible outcome.

Explore the links below to learn more about the most common operations needed to treat Marfan syndrome.