CardioThoracic Surgery
imageOur staff uses advanced technologies and procedures available to perform the complete range of invasive and minimally invasive surgeries for patients with heart disease.

Heart surgery remains an effective treatment for many conditions of the heart that cannot be corrected by medication or lifestyle changes to manage heart attack risks.

Among the surgical procedures performed by our cardiac care surgeons are:

  • Coronary artery bypass to unclog arteries
  • Valve replacement surgery to replace a heart valve that is no longer opening or closing correctly
  • Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass to unclog arteries by making a smaller incision and often not using a heart-lung machine
  • Maze surgery to eliminate abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation)
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implants to normalize the heartbeat
  • Heart transplantation to replace the patient's weakened or diseased heart with a human donor heart
  • Ventricular Assist Device

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    Nationally recognized for our cardiac care

    St. Elizabeth's Hospital has been recognized for our excellence in heart care from numerous nationally organizations including:
    Truven Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), the American College of Cardiology Foundation, and the American Heart Association.

    Click here to learn more about our awards.