Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is nationally and internationally known for cardiovascular expertise in managing the following diseases:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Valvular heart diseases
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Acute and chronic diseases of the thoracic aorta
  • Pulmonary diseases of all kinds
  • Esophageal diseases
  • Diseases of the mediastinum pleura, chest wall and diaphragm
  • Peripheral vascular diseases

The medical center is a federally designated, regional heart transplant, lung transplant and liver transplant center for Medicare.

Special Services

  • Coronary artery bypass and valve surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Implantation of artificial heart and acute ventricular assist devices
  • Heart transplantation
  • Lung transplantation
  • Cardiomyoplasty
  • Lung volume reduction
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Arrythmia surgery

Specialty Procedures

  • Mitral valve repair
  • Ventricular assist devices and total artificial heart
  • Heartport
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm