What is "tortuous thoracic aorta and is it serious?

No . It's a radiographic description and it has no clinical implications. It doesn't cause symptoms and it isn't a risk factor for rupture.

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I was diagnosed with tortuous and atherosclerotic thoracic aorta. What is that in layman talk?

Interpretation . Tortuous = twisted. Atherosclerotic = cholesterol laden. Thoracic = chest. Aorta = major blood vessel from heart to internal organs & extremities. . Read more...

Can a mild tortuous descending thoracic aorta be caused by a 5cm hiatal hernia? Should this be a concern when having surgery for the hernia?

No, and no. The two issues are completely separate. I have seen dozens of occasions where the aorta is tortuous or not in the usual position in relation to the diaphragm during these types of hernia repairs. Make sure to see a general or thoracic surgeon with substantial experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation. Best of luck. Read more...

Would a tortuous thoracic aorta prevent me from having vertical gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss?

No. Sleeve gastrectomy is an abdominal surgery. Tortuous thoracic aorta should not impact the decision whether to perform this surgery or not (unless there are other problems with the aorta, such as an aneurysm). Read more...
Aorta disease. The modifiable risk factors of atherosclerosis and blood vessel disease include diet, exercizs, weight loss and avoid smoking. Also diabetes of present should be controlled.. I suggest that you diet and help your entire body be healthy. Read more...
Gastric sleeve. The sleeve gastrectomy was first performed by dr. Gagner in 1999. It was part of a larger procedure known as the biliopancreatic diversion. First offered as a staged procedure, the procedure is now a stand alone and very popular weight loss surgery. The procedure takes place within the abdominal cavity, and, therefore, a tortuous thoracic aorta would not have any effect on performing a sleeve. Read more...