Cardiovascular Surgery

Our outstanding surgeons perform nearly every type of cardiac surgery, from complex operations to minimally invasive procedures.

Coronary Arterial Bypass

Surgical bypass is used to treat narrowed arteries by creating a bypass around the section of the artery that is blocked. During the procedure, a new pathway for blood flow is created using a graft. The graft can either be a portion of a vein or a man-made synthetic tube that connects above and below to allow blood to pass around it. Bypasses are performed on heart arteries, but can also treat peripheral artery disease to bypass arteries in the legs and arms. Femoral popliteal bypass treats femoral artery disease. Subclavian procedures bypass arteries in the upper chest.

Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement

For those patients who cannot undergo Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement because of a diseased or calcified femoral artery, entry is through the chest wall and apex of the heart to get to the aortic valve. This procedure is done in a hybrid operating room so cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons can work together.

Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Center also provides:

  • Bentall Procedure
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Esophagastrectomy
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Off-Pump Bypass
  • On-Pump Bypass
  • PFO and ASD Closures
  • Surgical Maze for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Valvuloplasties
  • Video Assisted¬†Thoracoscopic Surgery