Cardiothoracic surgery is a surgical specialty that involves treatment of cardiac conditions and diseases of the heart, heart valves and great vessels (aorta and vena cava), as well as any organs in the thorax (chest), such as the lungs and esophagus.
Common cardiothoracic surgical procedures include coronary artery bypass grafting, complex repair of valvular disease, valve replacement procedures, open and endoscopic repair of thoracic aneurysms, treatment of atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia), and diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of lung disorders.
To be referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon, please call 800-777-7775.
The cardiothoracic surgeons at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital are highly trained in general, thoracic and cardiothoracic surgery as well as specialty areas, such as aortic disease, endoscopic cardiac surgery, robotic heart surgery and minimally-invasive atrial fibrillation procedures.
You may also receive care from nurse practitioners who have special training in assisting in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeries.